For a morning or afternoon pick-me-up, try Alaya's 5 minute masala chai recipe. It's a combination of a robust, CTC (Crush Tear Curl) black tea sourced from biodynamic farms in India's Northeast, and a spicy, organic ginger that is sourced from the gardens of the women who pluck our tea.
Nestled nearly 7,000 feet high in the foothills of the Himalayas, the district of Darjeeling is India's most iconic tea-growing region. Its delicate and floral tea is a result of the region's terroir: a unique mix of rich soil, lush landscape, microclimate, and high altitude.
Darjeeling, the region that is most iconic for tea in India, centers around a small town perched on the side of a mountain at nearly 7,000 feet in altitude, and produces teas that capture the terroir of the region and are prized as the ‘Champagne of tea.’