Product claims by the brand:
Ingredients: This tea is a blend of TGFOP (orthodox Assam leaf tea) with BOPSM grade (CTC) tea and organic spices that includes ginger, cardamom, bay leaf and clove.
Description: This classic full-bodied tea is perfect for Indian hot weather. Masala chai provides the individual health benefits of each spice including anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects.
Directions: Bring one cup of water to a boil. Reduce the heat, add 2.5 grams of the tea to the water. Simmer for 1.5 to 2 minutes. Add milk and slowly bring just to simmer. Add sugar or jaggery to sweeten.
My exploration for herbal teas started with my alignment to the sweet rose tea from organic India. I wanted to taste other floral teas to decide which I liked the best but wasn’t ready to buy the full sizes & end up wasting the ones I disliked. That is when I happened to come across Assamica Agro, a certified organic brand. They were selling their teas in 15g samples which was helpful for people like me who are new to herbal teas to try n decide on our likes & dislikes. I purchased a lot of their variants and am almost done deciding my favourites, one of which is the masala chai🧡. My detailed review follows:
Packaging: It comes in a plastic ziplock cover. The label is simple with usage directions & other basic details in it.
Texture: It consists of dried tea leaves, bay leaves, cardamom, ginger & clove. As simple, tender & fresh as it can be.
Colour: The color of the steeped water is dark brown. It becomes lighter for the next two steeps. The same applies with or without milk.
Aroma: It has a rich spicy & strong aroma. Inspite of being a lover of floral, earthy & woody fragrance, I loved this herbal spicy, refreshing aroma, the one U get when U start cooking a veg pulao or biriyani(without the green chilli ofcourse..😝).
Flavour: The flavour is zesty, tangy, spicy & awakening. It is ideal for mornings, noons & early evenings.
Efficiency: As per the usage directions it tastes better with milk but I steeped it with water like other floral/herbal teas and consumed as such adding just honey without milk. The first steeping is very concentrated as always so be careful not to steep for more than 4 minutes. Two more steeps can go upto 10 minutes to match the first concentrate. The ingredients of the tea namely bay leaves, cardomom & cloves have health benefits such as anti inflammatory & pain relieving properties. This one is awakening & calming at the same time. I truly loved the aroma & experience of indulging in it. Happy that there is no added artificial flavor, color or fragrance. When it comes to organic products, be it food, beverages or skincare, I am keen & appreciate the absence of these three.
I never knew I will like such strong herbal teas. My journey from Instant coffee to filter Coffee to floral teas to masala teas…omg.,,looks like I have come a long way!!!.
- certified organic
- healthy ingredients
- Rich flavor & aroma
- refreshing & awakening
My Verdict: This has become my go to evening drink when I’m in need of a spicy aromatic flavor to awaken my senses after a long day’s work!