Minty Green Chai
- 2 oz. sold in a black tea caddy, or 1 oz. sold in a copper bag
- Green Blend/Chai: premium green tea, peppermint, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, vanilla bean, ginger, licorice root, cinnamon, and fennel seed
- China (Green tea)
Behind the Name
Founded in 1845, Portland, Oregon is known both for its counterculture movement and environmental conscientiousness. While most chai teas have a black base, this chai goes against the grain by using green instead. Peppermint, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, vanilla bean, ginger, licorice root, cinnamon, and fennel seed are blended to form a delicious and unique tea you can sip with milk (try it with almond or hemp milk for that extra Portland twist) or straight up.
Tea Sommelier's Notes
In the cup: This blend is expansively aromatic. The flavor profile is sweet and full bodied, with zesty notes of cardamom, ginger and clove.
In the mood: This is Christmas in a cup. The magic of this blend is heightened for some by the addition of milk and sugar or honey. Chai simply has the capacity to delight and to calm all senses. A terrific dessert all by itself…any time of year.
In the know: As iconic coffee “houses” dot every corner in America, in India and surrounding lands, traditional “wadis” serve their particular chai blend to walk-by street traffic. Wadis can be considered mobile tea “carts.”
In the brewing vessel: 2 Tsp.(2g)/ 8 oz. water(240ml) /Temperature: Boiling: Dragon Eyes (Please see “Five Stages of Bringing Water to a Boil.”) Steep time 5–7 minutes. Can infuse up to three times with diminishing returns on the mint.