Royal Chai taste of India in a cup

Chai is like a cup of cocoa as it is comforting, warm and relaxing. Royal Chai provides a variety of rich and creamy Chai’s full of taste of tea, milk & spices. Each took me on a journey thinking about India in where Chai comes from.  

I was gifted a few PR samples on a complimentary basis to try at home all of which where Royal.

Royal Chai

Royal Chai is a UK based company, which has developed a unique concept in spiced and flavoured tea products. They produce a premium range of instant teas.

They pride themselves in selecting only the finest teas from remote Kenyan Tea Estates, together blended with 100% natural flavours and spices, the essence of which are captured and sealed for your convenience. It is this superior formulation which gives each sip a complete tea experience.

There are no artificial flavours, no preservatives and no colouring’s. Royal Chai is designed to replicate the same authentic natural taste of Indian Chai, that is found in all Indian homes and the street vendors of India. Additionally, to cater for the individual taste all Royal Chai flavours are available in Sweetened and Unsweetened Taste versions.

Royal Chai sachets contain the perfect combination of skimmed milk, tea and exotic spices, which gives every Royal Chai cuppa that refreshing, authentic taste.

Royal Chai sachets are easy to travel with and use creating an instant cuppa anywhere bringing cup of royal satisfaction. Enjoy an authentic tasting Indian Chai at home, work or anywhere there is water literally. Royal Chai mixes are available in six exotic flavours for your sipping enjoyment:

  • Masala
  • Elaichi (Cardamom)
  • Lemongrass
  • Ginger
  • Karak
  • Saffron

Each flavour is available in a box of 10 single-serve sachets.

Simply add hot water and soak up the aroma of a traditional Indian Chai.

What is Chai?  

Typically, it’s a black tea with milk, spices and sugar.  

It began in India as a simple drink and reflected the individual tastes of families and geographies.  Sometimes, just a bit of shaved ginger was added.  In other areas, green cardamom was the spice of choice.  Yet in others, it was a stick of cinnamon.  Over the years it evolved and Chai recipes today are limited only by one’s imagination.  The authentic Chai recipes in India call for boiling together water, tea, spices and sugar.  Strain the mixture and you have a perfect cup of Chai.  But steeping rather than boiling can also produce a great cup of Chai – the secret is to know the ratio of water to milk.

Royal Chai comfort in a cup

I was gifted four varieties of Royal Chai tea on a complimentary basis of Karak Chai, Ginger Chai, Masala Chai and their pink variety Kashmiri Pink Chai which creates an amazing cup of pink Chai.

Luxury Taste of India in a cup

Royal Chai sell sweetened & unsweetened varieties of tea all of which use 100% natural flavours, have no preservatives and no colouring’s.

Each Chai box comes labelled clearly with how to make each cup from placing a sachet in a cup, pouring 85c of hot water (not boiling) into the cup and serve. However the Kashmiri Pink Chai is made using hot or cold milk instead of water.

Sweetened Chais

The Karak Chai is simply a combination of tea, cardamon and milk but it gives a great cuppa every time. A comforting sweet creamy drink for anytime of the day.

The Masala Chai is similar to Karak Chai with a combination of tea, cardamon and milk but has that extra kick from the other spices of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, black pepper and clove. I can see why this Chai won a Great Taste award in 2017. A very warming comforting drink which is ideal for wintery months or a hot cup of Chai at night.

Unsweetened Chais

The Ginger Chai has a rich aromatic smell. It is made with various milks, creamer, black tea and ginger giving a creamy cuppa but with that extra kick from the ginger. If you love ginger you’ll love this.

The Kashmiri Pink Chai is a famous pink tea which comes from Kashmir. Royal Chai now brings to the world an instant Kashmiri Pink Tea to enjoy. It contains milk, creamer, green tea and a natural spice blend of cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, nutmeg, black pepper and clove. This cuppa is pretty in pink and is so milky with notes of spices. I can see why this Chai won a Great Taste award back in 2018. It is happiness in a cup.

I even made a Panna Cotta from Kashmiri Pink Chai which tasted so creamy with lovely hits of spice.

Panna Cotta for two

Ingredients
1 leaf gelatine
1 sachet of Kashmiri Pink Chai
100ml double cream
60ml semi skimmed milk
35g light brown sugar

Method
Soak the gelatine in a bow of cold water for 5 minutes.
Empty the sachet of Kashmiri Pink Chai into a pan with the double cream, milk and sugar. Stir until dissolved, then take off the heat.
Squeeze the water from the gelatine, add to the pan and mix until dissolved.
Ladle the mixture into 2 small glasses or moulds, then carefully transfer to the fridge for 6 hours or until set.

Feeling like Royalty

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Each cup of Chai was an indulgent treat. I can see why they called themselves Royal Chai as their teas are luxurious and only made using the finest ingredients.

So if you are looking for a great tasting Chai I highly recommend Royal Chai.

Which appeals to you the most?

Royal Chai order yours

Royal Chai
113 Barkby Road
Leicester
LE4 9LG

Discover more about Royal Chai and their other chais via clicking here.

Royal Chai is available in the food aisles of most supermarkets such as Tesco Extra Stores and many other independent grocery stores.

You can also purchase Royal Chai online at https://www.hiratea.uk

Thank you to Royal Chai for the comforting Chai’s. All views are of my own honest opinion.

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