Governor Aungier's Bombay Chai Loose Leaf Black Tea Caddy
Honouring the vibrancy of Bombay and the legacy of Gerald Aungier, president of the East India Company in 1699, our Bombay Chai Loose Tea blend infuses black tea with fragrant cinnamon, clove and cardamom. The choice tea for a multitude of festivities.
Gerald Aungier became the President of the East India Company in India, Persia and Arabia in 1699. It was under his leadership that the company's headquarters moved from Surat to Bombay, setting a course where seven small islands would grow to be one of the world's largest modern cities.
Credited with establishing the first mint, constituting the first courts of law, importing the first printing press and fortifying the city's defences by constructing the Bombay Castle, perhaps Governor Aungier's greatest achievement was in attracting Muslim, Hindu and Parsi artisans and traders from the mainland to Bombay.
The cosmopolitan nature of the city was set and this tea, blending together a vibrant variety of spices, honours the vibrancy of Bombay, and its second Governor.
A vibrant yet earthy tea with cinnamon, cardamom and ginger spice creating a spiciness and full-bodied taste.
"A vibrant tea that chimes contentedly with the savoury depth of a crispy bacon sourdough sandwich. The spices complement the tang of tomato ketchup and vinegar punch of gherkin admirably too.
Drinks equally well with a cardamom spiked kedgeree as it has the fullness of flavour not to be eclipsed by the smoky richness of smoked haddock.
Stands up well to a spicy fried snack such as Punjabi samosa or aloo chaat from Delhi.
2.5G OF TEA LEAVES PER CUP
200ML OF WATER AT 100ºC
4-5 MINS BREWING TIME