The Chai Me At Home blend is One Stripe Chai's take on masala chai that’s typically brewed in South Asian homes locally and abroad. Their co-founder, Farah, grew up in a home where chai was brewed twice a day, every Friday evening after mosque, and every single time she visited a family member's home! This blend is based on her mom’s masala chai, with lots of strong black tea blended with cardamom, ginger, and black pepper.
Chai is a personal drink and can be different from home to home and person to person! Some people boil their water first and then add milk. Some people brew for a few minutes, while some will simmer for 10 minutes or longer! This recipe is meant to be simple - combining a little bit of everything at once and brewing for a longer period of time, making sure all the flavors combine perfectly for a strong cup of masala chai. Feel free to stray and find what’s best for you!
One Stripe Chai's black tea is directly-sourced from a small organic and biodynamic farm in Assam, India.
Ingredients: Organic Assam CTC Black Tea, Organic Cardamom, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Ginger
Brewing Instructions: 2 tsp per 4 oz milk + 4 oz water | 212° f | 6-8 mins | strain and add sweetener as desired
Each pouch contains 3.5 oz loose leaf.
About One Stripe Chai:
One Stripe Chai began in 2015 in Portland, Oregon with the goal of bringing chai back to its South Asian roots. Founder, Farah Jesani, went from the corporate world to the coffee world and while working as a barista, she realized that coffee shop chai was nothing like what she grew up with at home. She embarked on a mission to reintroduce chai lovers to masala chai that reflected her Indian heritage.
One Stripe Chai is now available at over 150 coffee shops, grocery stores, and boutiques around the country. Beyond loose chai blends, they are also well known for chai concentrates that you'll find being served at the best third-wave coffee shops around the country. They focus heavily on sourcing and transparency to bring you the best chai made from organic and biodynamic tea and organic spices.