“The best Chai, the most authentic...”
…Hello! La Girafe Extraordinaire is a young company, started in 2018. We're based in Rennes, in Brittany - France. Our goal is to offer the most genuine masala Chai to the western world, just it's made in India. for now, we focus on a single product, our Masala Chai.
Our tea Masala Chai is made of the best teas and spices selected directly in the countries of origin (India, Turkey, Sri Lanka). The mixture is carefully balanced and handmade in a traditional way.
The Masala Chai La Girafe contains no additives, artificial flavors or concentrates of any kind. Just tea and spices. You add water, sugar and milk.
The Masala Chai Tea recipe
In India masala chai is as popular as coffee at home. Street vendors are an integral part of the landscape. There tea and spices are infused directly into boiling milk to which a little water and sugar are added. In the West we tend to prefer to infuse the chai in water and possibly add milk and sugar, or even honey.
There is no fixed recipe. Tea is often a strong black tea, so spices and sugar do not affect the taste. In Kashmir, gunpowder is also used.
The Giraffe chai tea uses Assam black tea. The chai is often served sweet or very sweet, which has the effect of enhancing the taste of some spices.
The spice blend usually contains ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, fennel, pepper, cloves, or even coriander, nutmeg or cumin.
Most often, the chai is prepared by decoction, throwing the tea leaves and spices into the boiling milk.
Where to find us
If you travel to France, you can find us on some farmers markets, tea shops and cafés.
This list will be updated regularly.