I remember pulling into a railway station in Central India in the pre-dawn hours of a cold January morning. Back along the track there was a Chai Wallah (seller) set up under a canvas tarpaulin crowded with customers. He was serving a tea mixture, spicy warm with ginger and pepper, fragrant with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves in unglazed red clay cups. Standing there, hands warming around the cup, I knew I had found a friend for life.
Monsoon Coast Railway Chai is also available in an attractive gift box together with a jar of Organic Assam Black Tea. Everything you need to make Indian spiced tea in the authentic fashion.