The full-bodied flavor of Say When Chai is a result of using whole spices, purified water and organic teas with no additives or preservatives. Based on a traditional recipe from Pakistan's famed Karakoram region, this chai provides just the right balance of sweetness and spice!
Ingredients: An infusion of Water, Cane sugar*, Black tea*, Cinnamon*, Blackstrap Molasses*, Ginger*, Cardamom, Black Pepper*, and Lemon Juice*. (*Organic)
Attributes: Certified Organic & Kosher, 70% Fair Trade Ingredients, non-dairy.
Type: Liquid Super Concentrate 1:3 ratio
Preparation: Shake Well. Add 1 part of concentrate to 3 parts milk or milk substitute. Heat and serve, or pour over ice.
Additional information: Say When (formerly The Chai Company) is committed to the principles of honesty, integrity, and respect for our employees and our environment. Our chai concentrates are made with fair trade, organic ingredients. You will also notice that our chai uses a higher mixing ratio than most other concentrates. Wth less water we produce less waste, fewer trucks on the road, and less post-consumer waste. And it means better value for our customers. Enjoy!
"This is a 1:3 concentrate which means adding 6 oz milk to just 2 oz chai. A little concentrate goes a long way, and that's great! The only potential downside is that it may be a little trickier to get the ratios right, since measuring to precise ounces isn't a strong suit of mine... I'm more likely to just dump in a "reasonable" portion and call it good. But for this taste comparison, I measured carefully and followed the directions. A rarity, I assure you.
Say When Authentic Chai certainly has high boldness quality (strong tea flavor), a relatively mellow spice component, and a low level of sweetness, comparatively speaking. I think of this one as being the polar opposite of Oregon's Original Chai concentrate: Where Oregon seems thin and highly sweet, the Chai Company is bold and full-bodied. Heck, it even looks significantly darker after mixing. The Say When mix calls for a lot of milk, BTW (3/4 by volume) but you wouldn't know it from the taste, as this chai really cuts through and reforms the flavor completely. It doesn't taste like milk (as the Oregon Original or Starbucks chai tends to do after mixing). In fact, this brew is SO different from the thin, sweet Oregon Original that many US chai drinkers are familiar with, that it really seems to be an entirely different drink. To call them both chai seems a disservice to the folks at Say When. Definitely on a par with the kind of chai you'd expect to get at an authentic Indian restaurant."
--Troy, the chai-tasting guy