Taj Mahal Tea - Exotic Flavour Trail
- March 18 2021
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A perfect gift item that you can consider to truly reflect your warmth, care and compassion on any occasion is the Taj Mahal Tea House Assorted Tea Gift box available only at Taj Mahal Tea House online store. This unique tea gift consists of 3 different Assam estate masala teas all packed in a beautiful blue coloured box. The 3 unique teas are Kashmir spice tea, Jaipuri Spice Tea and Mumbai Spice Tea that will provide the experience seeker a Royal warm aromatic cup, a sudden burst of cheerful flavours and a refreshing cool soothing taste respectively.
The teas used in each of these blends originate from Assam in North East India. As a single district, Assam is the largest tea growing area in the world. It actually has indigenous tea plants (Assam variety) growing wild for centuries. The tea is grown in picturesque tea gardens on either side of the mighty Brahmaputra River. Unlike Darjeeling, all Assam plantations are located at sea level and grow in a hot, wet tropical climate. Assam Teas have robust, strong and thick liquors that integrate exceedingly well with milk and spices to give a globally loved “Masala Chai” experience.
The physical appearance of each of these masala teas is granular & blackish -brown due to the Assam CTC tea leaves. The various spices can be seen floating between the tea leaves.
The best way to prepare this tea is to boil with equal parts of water and milk for 5 to 6 minutes that will result in a lovely spicy tea having a rich golden-brown colour.
The 3 masala teas available in the Assorted Gift box are described below:
Kashmiri spice Tea
Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world and is abundantly grown in Pulwama, Kashmir leading this region to be known as “Saffron bowl of Kashmir”. It’s astronomically high value is attributed to the fact that it is harvested manually and also because a very small portion of the flower, the Stigma, is finally used. Because it has been historically used for relieving depression, it is sometimes called “sunshine spice”.
While boiling this tea mixture please inhale the fragrant saffron aroma and also notice the orange tinge that appears above the golden-brown concoction. The result is truly an extravagant taste of “Saffron spicy tea” fit for Royalty!
The Kashmir Spiced Tea pairs beautifully with local seasonal favourites such as Jalebi, Gulab jamun, Malpua, Sheermaal, Balu Shahee, Gaajar ka halua, Bundi ke Laddu, Kalaakand, Chocolate Barfi and Gujiya. It will also go wonderfully with fruity cakes and pies, cookies and rich souffles.
If you visit Taj Mahal Tea House, please do try this tea with Kerala Peppered Crusted Chicken Breast or with an apple crumble or Earl Grey Pannacotta.
Jaipuri Spice Tea
Rajasthan, the land of royals, is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India. Born out of the exigencies of arid land, a harsh climate and a war-torn past, the cuisine of Rajasthan truly captures the spirit of resilience as well as imagination of people in the face of all odds. Spices are used lavishly to add flavour and an exciting quality to the food. Those grown in Rajasthan are known to be particularly potent and pungent in nature. Keeping this spirit in mind, we are proud to present to you our unique Jaipuri Spiced Tea as a part of this gift pack.
Accordingly, this Assam CTC tea is mixed with spices commonly used in Rajasthani cooking such as cumin, coriander & Fennel seeds to give you a totally “out of this world “twist to your usual masala tea taste.
When you drink this Jaipuri Spiced Tea, try to catch the nutty hints of coriander and slight citrus feel of cumin that will give you a true flavour of Jaipur’s delectable cuisine.
Enjoy this tea with main Rajasthani delicacies such as the flagship Dal Bati Churma, Gatte ki sabzi or Bajra roti and Kadi. Snacks like Bikaneri Bhujia, Ghatiya and Kachori will go famously with this tea as well.
At Taj Mahal Tea House, we recommend that you try this tea with Idli Burger or Arabic Falafel or Sambhar Risotto.
Mumbai Spice Tea
For years, Parsi community of Mumbai have been consuming a Milky Assam CTC tea mixed with mint, cardamom, ginger, and lemongrass. They acquired the habit of tea drinking from the British and would proudly have an elaborate “Tea Ceremony” with proper bone china cutlery and accompaniments of sandwiches and cakes. As per the British custom, the tea would be brewed in a proper Tea pot and a decorative tea cosy would be used to keep the tea warm. However, as the Parsis needed some more “spunk” to their tea, they added Mint and Lemongrass along with other spices to make this a truly zesty and delectable drink. From here, the famous “Parsi Choi” of Mumbai was born!
The Tea ceremony would also include dates, walnuts, Mawa cake, Chapaat (pancake), bhakra ( Parsi cookie), Karkariya ( deep fried banana fritters) and not to forget the Popatji ! (adapted from Dutch Poffertjes that is made from batter fermented with toddy, fried in ghee and dunked in sweet syrup in which rose and cardamom are added).
We are certain that you will find this Mumbai Spice Tea an excellent choice to refreshingly zest up your spirits and bring in that festival cheer. You can enjoy this with Papri Chaat, Aloo tikki chaat, Bhelpuri, dhoklas with Pudina Chutney, Khandvi, Besan laddus, Besan sev and spicy pakoras.
If you visit Taj Mahal Tea House, you can pair this tea with Paneer and Spearmint Samosa.
So, after having described a bit about these 3 different and unique premium teas, we are sure that you will find this assortment box a perfect gift for any tea aficionado on any occasion.
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