Arka Masala Chai
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Timothy Chacko developed Arka Masala Chai as part of his business plan project while he was attending Wakeland High School. Working with The Cultured Cup, Timothy developed a complex blend of Organic Assam black tea and fresh spices imported from India.
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- 1 heaping tsp per 8 oz of water, 212°F, 3–5 min
- Masala chai blends can contain up to 9 or 10 spices — Arka Masala Chai includes cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, fennel and saffron.
- For an incredible dessert, steep this tea extra strong and blend the it with your favorite vanilla ice cream and enjoy the delicious, spicy, and creamy result!
- In the 1830s, the British became concerned about the Chinese monopoly on tea and began to grow tea in India and Ceylon. The amount of tea consumed in Britain that was from China dropped from 90% to 10% in 30 years as it was replaced by the tea being grown in India and Ceylon.
- Consumption of black tea in India remained low until the British-owned Indian Tea Association encouraged factories, mines, and textile mills to provide English style tea breaks for their workers in the early 20th century.
- The Indian Tea Association disapproved of independent tea vendors adding spices, milk, and sugar to tea — however, masala chai outlasted British rule and established itself as a popular beverage in India and quickly, the rest of the world.
- Masala means "spice mixture" and chai simply means "tea".
- Greek yogurt
- Bacon or sausage and eggs
- Spicy appetizers
- Spicy Indian or Thai cuisine
- Spicy barbecued meats
- Any chocolate or cream dessert with cinnamon or cardamom
- Indian rice pudding
- Buttered toffee
- Passion fruit caramels
Indian Assam Organic black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, black pepper, fennel, and saffron.