So, what goes into a tea named after the terrifying tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman? Pumpkin, of course. (The story goes that the horseman had the head of a pumpkin.) Add to this a select blend of herbs and spices, chai mix, cinnamon and ginger pieces. The taste of Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin Chai, it goes without saying, is to die for!
Black tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black+ White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg, Apple + Rosehip pieces, Candy*, Hibiscus + Calendula + Sunflower petals, natural flavors
See the links below for our Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin Chai Reviews on Tea Review Blog, SororiTEA Sisters, and Teaviews:
Country of Origin: India / Sri Lanka / Kenya / Turkey
Region: Assam / Dimbula / Kericho / Eastern Turkey
Shipping Port: Haldia + Travencore / Colombo / Mombasa / Istanbul
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe), Chopped + Blended
Altitude: 500 7000 ft. above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Full astringency. Warming and comforting in the chai tradition with pumpkin ghoulish notes. Excellent with milk for ghostly visuals
Infusion: Bright and coppery orange
Ingredients: Luxury black tea, rooibos, hibiscus, sunflower and calendula petals. Apple, rosehip, almond, cinnamon, orange, ginger and cinnamon pieces. Coriander, cloves, cardamon, black pepper, nut oil and natural flavors. (Candy<5%: Sugar, rice flour, vegetable oil, corn starch, gum Arabic, cellulose gum, confectioners's glaze, Carrageenan, soy lecithin, yellow #5+#6, blue #1, red #40, flavors.)
Looking for something to warm you up when the nights are cool and spirits are in the air? Look no further. Blended to commemorate the 1820 short story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving (1783 - 1859), Sleepy Hollow Chai is all but guaranteed to ease the chills. The blend also happens to be the perfect beverage to commemorate the town of Sleepy Hollow NY (formerly known as North Tarrytown), the town serves as Mr. Irving's final resting place.
So, what goes into a tea named after the terrifying tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman? Pumpkin, of course. (The story goes that the horseman had the head of a pumpkin.) To this our Master Taster added a select blend of herbs and spices, chai mix, cinnamon and ginger pieces. The taste, it goes without saying, is to die for. Brew a pot today and raise a cup to old Ichabod himself.
How is chai traditionally brewed?
While there is no fixed method for preparing chai, in India where the beverage was invented; the brew is created by boiling loose tea, spice and sweetener together in a mixture of milk and water. Once boiled, the mixture is strained into a cup and served with biscuits. The drink is sold all over the sub-continent by Chai-Wallahs, immediately recognizable thanks to their ubiquitous call: "Chayee! Chayee!"
IMPORTANT: Turn your bag of Chai upside down a few times. The powdered spices can settle at the bottom of the bag during transit.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes (for true 'Chai' steep at least 7 minutes). While the tea is brewing prepare your cup to receive the chai put 2 teaspoons of sugar in the cup and add milk (about 20%) of the cup's volume. When the chai is ready pour into your cup.