Back in April I went on a mom-cation with my sister.
On the island of Nassau one of my main missions was to find a traditional tea or tisane.
Thanks to Google I found two different stores that sold tea but there didn’t seem to be a specific Nassau blend at either.
I picked up a chai at the first shop and didn’t like the sales tactics used at the second shop so didn’t buy anything there. At the time when I bought the chai I didn’t know what Arawak was.
Apparently the Arawak are a group of indigenous peoples of South America and the Caribbean who, unfortunately, are believed to be extinct (though I am sure some of their heritage lives on in that of their ancestors). Why they decided to name this chai that I am unsure of though.
As far as I can tell it has the same ingredients as most other chai, though the dried cardamom and black pepper pods seem more pronounced. The taste and dry aroma are lovely. A steeping time of at least four minutes is advisable though.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Pasion Teas
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