The term Chai Masala can be loosely translated from the original Hindi as “spiced tea”. This Indian beverage has always been regarded rather as a medicinal drink, nevertheless in the present age of chemical drugs it is now considered rather as a stimulant. This is a harmoniously balanced blend of teas, herbs and spices, whilst the ingredients themselves however differ markedly from manufacturer to manufacturer. In the case of our Chai Masala this is a black Assam TGFOP tea, with an addition of cinnamon, hawthorn leaves, pieces of ginger, clover, black pepper, cardamom and a range of other ingredients.
Genmaicha Matcha-iri is a unique blend of Sencha tea, toasted rice and Matchat tea. Powdered Matcha lightly covers the Sencha tea leaves and the rice, thus defining the refreshing and sweet taste of the blend. Thanks to the rice, this traditional blend has a full and stimulating taste, which nevertheless does not overwhelm the sweet taste of the green tea, but merely rounds it off.
We always prepare this seasonal tea blend at the end of summer, and it is sought out by customers right until the end of winter. Because it comes onto the market during the Christmas season, it is often called “Christmas tea” by customers. Since time immemorial the aroma of oranges and cinnamon has been associated with the coming of Christmas.