masala means spice
chai means tea
TRAVELERS means delicious!
20 years ago we began brewing honest Indian-style spiced tea in our shop on Capitol Hill. We used only the finest organic spices and richly flavored Assam tea. Other companies popularized "chai tea" using flavor extracts and non-traditional ingredients. But people can taste the difference, and soon we had customers lining up for our delicious Masala Chai.
Now we brew in bigger pots on a six-burner range in our Beacon Hill restaurant, but nothing has changed much. We sill use the best spices and the same Assam tea. We do it all by hand to produce a true artisanal chai that delights our public at an ever-growing number of locations throughout the greater Seattle area.
INGREDIENTS we use them!
NO FLAVORINGS OR EXTRACTS, ALL CERTIFIED ORGANIC SPICES, REAL SUGAR, FILTERED WATER
Ceylon Cinnamon - Cinnamomum verum, 'true cinnamon" from Sri Lanka. Fair trade certified
Green Cardamom - Elettaria cardamomum, aromatic and expensive, grown in Guatemala
Ginger Root - Zingiber officinale, grown in China. Organic and Fair Trade certified
Clove Buds - Syzygium aromaticum, from Sri Lanka
Fennel Seed - Foeniculum vulgare cooling and soothing to digestion (Turkey)
Black Pepper - Piper nigrum, from southern India, just a touch
Nutmeg - Myristica fragrans, fragrant spice from Sri Lanka
1 package tea spice (1.5 oz., or about 1/2 cup)
9 oz. granulated sugar (about 1 cup + 2 tablespoons)
1 gallon water
1 package Assam tea (1.5 oz., or about 1/2 cup)
Put the spice and sugar in a large pot. Pour one gallon water over both. Stir, cover, and bring to a full rolling boil. Turn off the heat, leaving the pot on the warm stove, covered, for 15 minutes. Stir in the tea and steep for another 15 minutes. Filter and serve with milk, or keep it in the fridge to enjoy later, hot or iced.
TRAVELERS MASALA CHAI is available at more than 20 locations in the greater Seattle area, including:
Chai in Bulk - available retail or wholesale
at TRAVELERS Thali House on Beacon Hill
We brew our chai fresh every week to distribute to our wholesale customers, but we keep a few bottles on hand for retail customers as well. Come on by, or call us at (206) 329-6260
Pre-brewed, ready to drink
Gallon bottle - $20 ($4 refundable bottle deposit)
Half Gallon - $10 ($3 deposit)
2 Gallon Chai Kit - $12.50 (just add sugar and water)
1 Gallon Chai Kit - $6.50
Chai Masala (spice blend only) - $3.50 per oz. (20% discount on lbs.)
TRAVELERS MASALA CHAI
Brew it Yourself!
You can buy a Chai Kit from us (1 or 2 gallon), or buy the spice and tea separately by the ounce and brew your own. Or just pick up a jug, pre-brewed, and you only have to add the milk!