Our Royal Chai is the ultimate spiced black tea. It balances rich, malty Indian teas with warming spices like cinnamon, ginger and star anise. There’s even a kick of fiery pink pepper to honour Royal Jaipur (‘the Pink City’), making this luxurious tea truly fit for a king – or Maharaja.
To create this superior infusion, our Tea Masters start with top quality Indian Assam. This biscuity, malty base is the perfect backdrop for our special spice blend. We add cinnamon and ginger to give a gentle warmth, then create depth and complexity with star anise, cardamom and cloves. The blend is finished with cracked peppercorns for a light crackle of heat. Chai recipes traditionally vary between regions, and ours is no exception. We’ve tweaked it many times to achieve the perfect taste and aromas. It’s bold and brisk with a fine balance of spices. We might be a little biased but we think it makes a magnificent cuppa, guaranteed to bring a little triumph to your tea breaks.
Our pyramid teabags bring connoisseur and convenience together in style. Busy tea lovers can now enjoy all the refined flavours of luxury loose leaf teas, with none of the fuss. The pyramid bags allow the premium ingredients to properly infuse, bringing you a full-flavoured cup every time. Watch as the whole leaf tea and spices permeate into a bright chestnut infusion then breathe in the rich, spicy bouquet. It's the quickest, simplest way to enjoy a truly exceptional chai. What’s more, the teabags are made from corn starch, so they’re biodegradable and better for the environment.
The Great Taste Award judges also loved it, praising it for being "a pleasant chai". They awarded it one star, adding that it is "well balanced and easy to drink".
You’ll find 15 pyramid teabags in every box of our Royal Chai, sealed inside so they reach you fresh and full of flavour. Enjoy this tea strong with milk for the classic, comforting approach, or serve as-is for a brisk, cleansing brew. The warming spices and caffeine-rich Assam are the perfect remedy to sluggish afternoons or cold winter mornings. It’s also a lovely tea to stock up on for Christmas. Offer a cup of Royal Chai as an equally festive and delicious alternative to mulled wine, or serve after dinner as an uplifting end to a meal.
Each and every morning, my favourite cup of tea would be English Breakfast. It’s strong, it’s coloury, it’s got a wonderful nutty flavour that I really do enjoy, and it takes the milk well.William Manning, Senior Tea Taster
In the UK Head Office we taste over 500 cups of tea every day, to search for the best quality teas available from around the world.Dominic Marriot, Tea Taster
Later on in the afternoon I might try something like a Darjeeling that has the muscatel flavour, or maybe even a high-grown Ceylon, but definitely my favourite brew, and the one that I drink the most of, is English Breakfast.William Manning , Senior Tea Taster