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Elora Tea

Kama Sutra Chai

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Penetrating depth with a full flavored cup exuding sensuous floral and saucy spice notes. A tea for memories!

HEALTH PROPERTIES:  High in anti-oxidants

CAFFEINE LEVELS:  Medium

TEA SOURCING:  Blended from ingredients source from Indian Assam and Kerala regions, Thialand Pethabun, China Fujian, Egypt's Nile Delta and Fayoum, and Provence in France.  

INGREDIENTS:  Black tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black + White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg, Jasmine + Rose + Lavender petals.

ETHICS:  Ethical Tea Partnership and GMO free

 

THE STORY OF KAMA SUTRA CHAI

Ancient Indian tradition maintains that the Kama Sutra was written by Maharishi Vatsyayana. Vatsyayana is believed to have lived in India sometime between the 1st and 6th centuries AD during what is known as the Gupta period, a time of great cultural and artistic growth. The Kama Sutra is literally a book on the science of love - Kama translates as desire, and Sutra means a technical manual. The ancient treatise depicts positions for "marital enjoyment" with names like "the Cobra", and "Tigress" - it is a very spicy text. So it may surprise you to learn that tradition also maintains that Mharishi Vatsyayana was a celibate monk. Can there really be any better person to advise a couple on how to maintain spice in their relationship than a celibate man in a dress?  How he got it in his head to describe some of the sultriest, sexiest, physically challenging, stimulating, and creative ways for couples to "enjoy" themselves is a mystery that has long been lost to the mists of time. (We thought we'd give you something to ponder while you sipped this stunning Indian chai.)

In the spirit of sensuousness and discovery offered by Vatsyayana's ancient text we offer this fabulous tea - a real mélange a spice. A true Indian style chai, this blend is based on good strong Indian and Kenyan teas blended with an ancient spice recipe almost as old as the Kama Sutra itself. The taste is heavenly - ginger and cardamom intermingle with cinnamon, cloves and hints of black pepper. The full-bodied cup is rounded out with floral notes that tempt the taste buds and will have you crying out for more. Brew a pot today and raise a cup to the science of love. 

 

BREWING INSTRUCTIONS

BREWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOT TEA: Infuse one slightly heaping teaspoon for each 8 ounce cup with boiling water for 5-10 minutes.  Add milk and sweeten to taste.

ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
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NUMBER OF CUPS: 15-20 cups from each 50 grams of tea, with a single use of the leaves.  Loose leaf tea is traditionally infused 3 times, with a different flavor profile following each infusion.  Accordingly, each 50 gram bag can make up to 60 cups of tea.