Tasting Notes: Bold, leonine liquor bursting with bracing notes of green tea paired with the warm and spicy flavors of turmeric, ginger, and cardamom.
Our answer to requests for an organic green tea chai, our Golden Dragon Chai combines antioxidant-rich green tea with anti-inflammatory turmeric, ginger, and cardamom for the perfect one-two punch to boost energy and the immune system.
While chai is traditionally made with black tea (as in our Masala Chai), we love this twist on the original recipe to incorporate another tradition in Indian food culture and medicine: Golden Milk.
Golden Milk as we know it now from lattes and juice bar offerings is a Westernized version of haldi doodh, literally milk infused with turmeric. Haldi doodh turmeric milk is part of India's ancient tradition of Ayurvedic medicine and is used to help with inflammation and gastric issues. Western adaptations are often infused with some ginger, cardamom, or cinnamon for taste.
Our Golden Dragon Chai adds green tea to this mix, and Golden Milk enthusiasts can enjoy our green tea chai with milk and honey for a golden milk "latte" with a touch of caffeine and bonus antioxidants!
Brew this tea extra strong on the stove for an hour or more to make a concentrate to use with milk and honey or brew Western-style with 8 grams of tea per 16oz hot water for 5-8 minutes to extract maximum flavor and benefits from the turmeric and other spices. Try with our Cinnamon Honey for added spice or sweeten with Palmetto Honey for added depth and even more antioxidants.
Organically Produced Ingredients: Green Tea, Turmeric, Cardamom, Ginger, Emerald Green Tea and Black Peppercorns
Scented teas should be brewed according to the base tea leaves. White and green scented teas may be brewed at 185 degrees for 3 minutes. Black scented teas may be brewed at 205 degrees for 3-5 minutes. We recommend to brew chai teas at 205 degrees for 5-7 minutes to yield a strong cup that will hold nicely with honey and milk.
What is Scented Tea?
Blended or scented tea, as opposed to herbal tea, is based upon the leaf of the tea plant, camellia sinensis. Other ingredients such as flowers, dried fruits, and essential oils are then added to achieve the desired flavor.
Health Benefits of Scented Tea
Congratulations, if you are drinking tea, you have already chosen an incredible, healthful beverage. Tea is considered in many cultures to have medicinal properties. All tea comes from the same plant family, camellia sinensis and therefore all types and styles contain the same components that contribute to significant health benefits. Influence of the varietal, growing conditions, production techniques and your own brewing practices play a role in the antioxidant and caffeine levels in your cup. Blended and scented teas are no exception. So enjoy a cup of tea, any tea, and know that you are drinking health.