East meets west in this culture mash-up chai blend. Our Brazil grown toasted mate is blended with masala spices for some sweet heat and toasty flavor. Named to honor the rugged cattlemen of the South American pampas, our Gaucho Mate Chai is sure to become a fireside favorite.
This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 5 minutes.
Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.
Historically, tea in India was viewed as herbal medicine, rather than as a beverage for taste. Some chai spice blends still in current use are derived from Ayurvedic medical texts. Popular spices include anise, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, peppercorn, and ginger. Traditional preparation actually calls for the spices, milk and leaves to be simmered over sustained heat, rather than steeped in preheated water (like regular tea). In India, chai is served in little clay cups from chai carts. After enjoying your tea, the cups are shattered on the ground and allowed to compost - an earth-friendly alternative to the paper and plastic cups popular in the U.S.
Part of energy boost teas sampler
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set.
Four teas included are:
gaucho mate chai, irish breakfast, jump start, matcha peach
energy boost teas
4 x 10-cup samples
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Tried this tea yesterday in my Breville Tea Maker and the carafe still smells like cinnamon and clove. Does anyone have any suggestions on cleaning this thing?