I was first introduced to Chai Kai Tea Company via the TeaTourist subscription box back in March and loved their sample of Turmeric Root Chai and it got me intrigued to find out more about the company.
Chai Kai first started out as a Tea House in Cambridgeshire by two brothers, the pairing up of looseleaf tea and Indian inspired street food was a perfect partnership. The Chai Kai tea family expanded with a Mrs Chai Kai and a little Chai Kai. The Tea House closed down and after a year long break the company has been relaunch with gusto. The company now sell their quality loose leaf teas online. Below is a quote from their website regarding their Chai Kai Tea Loose Leaf collection.
We are immensely proud of our premium quality loose leaf tea collection. I would say what makes our tea so popular with our customers is the care and inspiration behind our flavours. Each blend has been carefully crafted, inspired by the colours and culture of South Asia that delivers delicate teas full of taste and quality.
All the loose leaf teas are hand picked from the finest tea gardens around the world, from the lush valleys of the Himalayas to the tea farms of South Africa. The teas and ingredients are also ethically sourced and then hand blended right here in the UK.
Chai Kai currently has 16 blends of black, green and herbal teas available to purchase on their website. They also offer a subscription service with two options; a Monthly Loose Leaf Tea Subscription which includes 4 x 20g of tea delivered to your door as a one off offer or as a regular subscription; the other option available (which is very tempting) is a Tea and Nankhatai Subscription which includes one pack of tea and handmade indian shortbread delivered to your door as a buy it now or regular subscription. Both sound ideal tea lover gift ideas.
To purchase online teas, subscriptions and teaware please visit Chai Kai here:
Following two orders from the company I am now a fan of their tea. I’ve had the pleasure to taste four of their blends.
Apple and Cinnamon Green Tea
Purchase link: https://www.chaikaitea.com/product/apple-and-cinnamon/
This is a wonderfully aromatic green tea that’s been blended with cinnamon, apple pieces and natural flavouring. It’s a very comforting cuppa that takes you back to days of homemade apple pies and crumbles. It’s a delicious, warming cuppa that has just the right amount of sweetness, a calorie-free cuppa.
Bombay Breakfast black tea
Purchase link: https://www.chaikaitea.com/product/bombay-breakfast/
The aroma of the dried leaves is quite intoxicating, there’s a slight musky floral aroma. Once steeped the colour is a rich, dark amber. The taste is like an Earl Grey blended with a Darjeeling with an added oomph! Full flavoured and delicious and not just for breakfast!
1st Flush Darjeeling
Purchase link: https://www.chaikaitea.com/product/first-flush-darjeeling/
I’m loving Darjeeling tea more and more, it’s a lovely blend to drink in the afternoons with it’s gentle taste. This blend by Chai Kai is full flavoured but still compliments the wonderful mellow tones of this tea.
Purchase link: https://www.chaikaitea.com/product/earl-grey/
This was quite an unusual Earl Grey but it still had a wonderful aroma from the bergamot but upon tasting there was something more, I can’t quite figure out what but the brew was quite warming and comforting and once drunk I proceeded to make another cupful! A gorgeous warming Earl Grey with Jasmine blossom and Safflower petals.
The company also offer a range of teaware and I’m particularly loving their enamelware.
Purchase links: https://www.chaikaitea.com/product/hand-painted-mug/
Giving Back – MakeLunch
Chai Kai Tea are one of the official partners in 2017 for the MakeLunch charity. MakeLunch is a charity that tackles child poverty in the UK building a network of churches and community groups who work together to fill the holiday hunger gap. For every tea sold in 2017 Chai Kai will make a donation towards the MakeLunch charity. To find out more about MakeLunch please visit www.makelunch.org.uk
To connect with Chai Kai Tea Co online please visit the following links: