Nov 8 2011

masala chai tea

From the first sip I am enveloped …

As I sit and savor this cup of masala chai tea, I am transposed to a garden swing in Ahmadabad, India, where I sit among friends and taste this tea for the first time.

With the first sip I instantly became enveloped by a bold ‘warmth’ produced from the ginger and the spiciness that stands out from the use of peppercorns in the marsla spice mixture. For the American palate it can be quite surprising.

The combination of flavors, so delightful on my tongue, warmed my body. A knowing smile spread over my face as I realized that I was going to be able to enjoy this tea everyday (several times a day) for the next month while on tour throughout in India.
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