Tazo - Black Tea Decaffeinated Chai - 20 Tea Bags
Tazo Black Tea Decaffeinated Chai is a sensual blend of exotic spices and rich black teas relieved of their caffeine. Tazo Black Tea Decaffeinated Chai is naturally decaffeinated under the watchful eye of a Tazo tea shaman, the leaves first surrender their native caffeine, then joyously mingle with African rooibos, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom, to create a hearty potion which can dance on the tongue all night long. Sweeten Tazo Black Tea Decaffeinated Chai and serve with milk (or yak butter, when available).
Like a drive through an exotic marketplace with the windows rolled down, this blend of black teas will fill your senses, while the sweet cinnamon, spicy ginger and fragrant cardamom flirtatiously grab the steering wheel to take you in another direction.
Made from strong Asian black teas and blended with cardamom, ginger, black pepper, clove, star anise and cinnamon, Chai is usually enjoyed with milk, which adds to its smooth and rich texture.
Its heat and flavor makes this full-bodied blend sweet, unpredictable and deliciously seductive.
Black Tea is the fully oxidized leaf of Camellia sinensis and requires the most processing. The brewed liquor ranges between dark brown and deep red. Black teas offer the strongest flavor and, in some cases, the greatest astringency.
How is Premium Black Tea Made?
Purchased primarily from Southeast Asia, these distinctive black teas with their full-bodies malty flavor and pleasant astringency create a bold and unique character for our blends.
Tazo visits these areas and only buys during the peak harvesting season. Then they cup a countless number of samples to find the right flavor, before they bring you the very best quality black teas.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to store tea? How long will it stay fresh?
Once roasted, tea begins to lose its flavor the longer it is exposed to air and moisture. However, tea retains its full flavor profile for up to one year. Tazo recommends buying your tea weekly and storing it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Tea in an unopened bag, box or tin can stay fresh for up to one year. Carefully read the packaging of your tea to determine shelf life.
What is the best brewing method?
The best brewing method for your tea can be found on the packaging.
The 4 Fundamentals
The recipe for a great cup of tea is broken into four fundamentals: Proportion, Brew Time, Water and Freshness. Understand and follow the guidelines for each, and you're on your way to brewing a great cup of tea every time.
Use the right proportion of tea to water. This is the most important step in making great tea. For the most flavorful cup of tea, Tazo recommends carefully reading the tea packaging for proper measurements.
- Brew Time
Brew or steeping time can significantly affect the flavor and strength of your cup of tea. Please refer to the brewing instructions on your package of tea for recommended ideal brewing / steeping times.
Use fresh, cold water heated to just off the boil. A cup of tea is 98 percent water. Therefore, the water you use to make tea should taste clean, fresh, and free of impurities. Please refer to your package of tea for recommended water temperature for your particular tea. Any cooler than recommended and the water can't adequately do the job.
Use tea that is within the recommended shelf life, found on your package of tea. The enemies of tea are oxygen, light, heat, and moisture. To keep tea fresh, store it in an opaque, airtight container at room temperature. Storing tea in the refrigerator or freezer for daily use can damage the tea as warm, moist air condenses to the tea ingredients whenever the container is opened.
Tazo is for Tea
Tazo is for tasting the wind, mist and sunshine that blessed the leaves the morning they were picked. They're for revering all the best things the earth has to offer. They're for plucking the finest teas and botanicals and reimagining them into unexpected cups of inspiration.
Why Tazo Blends
Everything they do is rooted in their love and reverence for tea. And the tradition of blending teas with botanicals, herbs, roots and spices is as old as the tradition of drinking tea itself.
They have longstanding relationships with top tea gardens all over the world. They purchase unblended teas at the peak of freshness and they deliver them into the expert hands of their blenders. In turn they artfully alchemize these treasures into tapestries of places, times, cultures and ideas.
Let the Cup Speak
Every tea Tazo offers is tasted up to five times before they serve it to you. They insist on perfect, true flavors. And they hope that every delicious sip fills your imagination with stories of your ancestors, the drama of nature's patterns and the universal comfort of rituals.
The winding path of our tea journey is paved with exceptionally high standards.
Tazo is fastidiously picky to the point of obsession. So they hike, climb, and paddle to seek the very best ingredients. They travel the globe, inviting only the finest growers to the Tazo™ tea party.
How Tazo Got Its Name
The name Tazo has roots in many civilizations. Tazo actually means "river of life" in the Romany language, and was used as a toast to life by ancient Greeks. Tazo also means "fresh" in several Hindi dialects. In ancient Babylonia, Tazo was a rejuvenating elixir thought to have magical properties.