What's the Difference Between Loose Leaf Chai and Chai Concentrate?

Originally, Firepot Chai was a loose leaf tea blend combining our freshly ground spice blend (“masala”) and black tea. Over time, I added a caffeine free version replacing the black tea with rooibos, a Yerba Mate version and one with cacao nibs. Eventually, as customers and cafes demanded a chai concentrate, I started brewing the masala and tea with vanilla and sugar so that it could be easily combined with milk and heated or iced before serving.   So, today, at Firepot, we sell a line of the original loose leaf teas and also the bottled concentrate. See below for the benefits of each!

Firepot-loose-leaf-chaiFirepot Loose Leaf Chai

Our original loose leaf chai blends are made by boiling the tea with water and milk and then adding sugar, any additional ingredients like vanilla, sea salt or fresh ginger,  stirring and then straining. 

Benefits of Loose Leaf Chai:

Flexibility: You can add your sweetener of choice or create a sugar- free version. The concentrate is already brewed with raw, organic sugar, vanilla and a pinch of sea salt.

Economical: Each tin of loose leaf chai makes over 20 cups of tea, a fantastic value! Concentrates make 6 12 ounce cups of chai each.

Storage: The loose leaf blend maintains its freshness up to a year. The concentrate must be consumed within a 6 month shelf life date.




Firepot Chai Concentrate

Our slow steeped and micro brewed chai concentrates are bottles ready to use with tea, spices, sugar, vanilla and sea salt. Just add milk and heat, ice or create!

Benefits of Chai Concentrate:

Convenience: Simply combine with equal parts milk and heat or ice! Sweet and simple!

Creativity: Chai concentrate can be used as a mixer for our Bourbon Chai Mule, Bourbon Milk Punch and other recipes like Chai Fried Chicken! Your imagination is the limit!


If you love the taste of chai and want to find out more ways to use it in cooking and baking, try out our free downloadable Chai Recipe Guide! Get yours by clicking here or on the image below:



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