Introducing Metro Chai Loose Leaf. Our Chai is hand made from a unique blend of organic teas and freshly ground spices.
Until now the fantastic flavor of Metro Chai has only been available to customers in some of New York’s finest cafes. Naked Chai is our original flavor that started it all.
Naked Chai is a unique Chai flavor, dark and intense. This is a southern Indian style chai with Egyptian mint and cardamom on the nose, great black tea on the tongue with cinnamon and smoke from wood. Fire dried anise rounds out the finish. A great chai to drink every day.
Key ingredients: Ceylon Black Tea, Egyptian Mint, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Peppercorns
All of our Chai is handcrafted and blended to order by Metro Chai to ensure freshness and quality.
Like all teas, Metro Chai may be brewed to your personal tastes.
Portion size Portion size for one eight ounce cup vary from one teaspoon (approx 5 grams ) to two teaspoons, for a very strong tea.
Heating the water The best way to heat up the water for your chai is to bring a teapot to a boil, and then turn it off and hold off for about one minute. Letting it sit will bring down the water temperature a little bit for better brewing.
Preparing the cups The next step is to prepare the cups. This is not necessary when using thin, fine china, but if you are using a mug, or a cup with some mass it's good to warm up the cup. Pour in some hot water from the tap and then pour it out just before making tea.
Brewing To brew the tea, place the desired portion into a tea bag, tea ball or the teapot. Add the water and let the tea steep for about one minute.
Cream and sugar
Cream ( soy, almond, or coconut milk ) and sugar are traditionally added to chai. When adding these ingredients go a little heavy on the tea. A teaspoon and a half make an amazing and strong cup of chai.
Follow the same previous instructions. However it's best to leave the tea in the water overnight and strain the next day, and this technique makes a great strong iced chai that should also be mixed down with your choice of milk.