Full astringency. Warming and comforting in the Chai tradition with pumpkin ghoulish notes. Excellent with milk for ghostly visuals.
Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black + White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg, Hibiscus, Apple, Rosehip, Candy (pumpkin and ghost pieces).
Looking for something to warm you up when the nights are cool, and the spirits are in the air? Look no further. Blended to commemorate the 1820 short story, 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' by Washington Irving (1783-1859), Sleepy Hollow Chai is all but guaranteed to ease the chills. The blend also happens to be the perfect beverage to commemorate the town of Sleepy Hollow NY, formerly known as North Tarrytown, but changed to Sleepy Hollow in 1996 after residents there voted to change the name. (The town serves as Irving's final resting place.) So, what goes into a tea named after the terrifying tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman? Pumpkin, of course. (The story goes that the horseman had the head of a pumpkin.) To this the Master Taster added a select blend of herbs and spices, chai mix, cinnamon and ginger pieces. The taste, it goes without saying, is to die for. Brew a pot today and raise a cup to old Ichabod himself.
How is chai traditionally brewed? While there is no fixed method for preparing spiced chai, in India where the beverage was invented, the brew is created by boiling loose tea, spice and sweetener together in a mixture of milk and water. Once boiled, the mixture is strained into a cup and served with biscuits.
Hot tea: Put 1 slightly heaping tsp. of loose tea for each 7-9oz of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea. Steep 3-7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste.