Review: Chai Tea set

I received this lovely gift from my friend who knows I’m mad about tea. It’s so pretty, packaged in a sleek neat box, which makes it feel extra special.

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The set contains little boxes of the chai ingredients and a recipe to make the perfect cuppa. Unveiling the goods, the aroma from the spices hit me, bringing up memories of ‘Indian tea’ made by my Grandmother .

I’m moving to Japan soon, and I think that it’s a good idea to take this tea set with me; to be a nostalgic reminder of home comforts and a creative way to introduce chai tea to Japanese guests and friends.

From my research, Tea is an important part of Japanese food culture, which I’m really excited about- I can’t wait to experience a tea ceremony!

This set, for me, could be a nice little way to show them how this way of making tea connects me to home – whilst introducing a new delicious style of tea at the same time!

 

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As you can see, the set contains three different types of tea (Cardamom, Earl Grey, and Ceylon) and an array of flavours – Star anise, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon sticks and black peppercorns.2015 893

You must make chai tea in a saucepan to let the flavours from the spices and tea leaves steep. You add the spices, tea and bring the water to the boil, before adding milk and sugar.

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I advise against using the black peppercorns in the tea, as it’s not something I ever saw my Grandmother. After all she is the master of Chai.

2015 896Back to the set, I think it’s such a special gift for somebody who loves experimenting with different flavours of tea. I’m really grateful for the gift, and I didn’t want to use it at first because it just looked so lovely in the box!

But it’s a great idea for a present – anything that makes making a cup of tea special is an easy pleaser for me.

The tea set was purchased from etsy.co.uk.

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