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Night of the Iguana Chai Tea

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Features

  • 100% Natural
  • Vegetarian Safe
  • No Artificial Flavors or Dyes/Colorants
  • Contains Caffeine
  • Made in the USA by The Herb Stop
  • Each Jar Yields 35-40 Cups of Tea

Description

  • The Night of the Iguana is often considered to be the last major artistic, critical, and box office success for Tennessee Williams, the distinguished American playwright - and noted tea lover. The play features a captive iguana that is tied up to the edge of a veranda while a cast of characters discuss their sometimes tormented sexual relationships - and we all know how complicated those can be! For his own part, Tennessee Williams was something of a tormented soul. At an early age he suffered a nervous breakdown and throughout his life lived in fear that he would go insane. Williams' subsequent outlook on life was that it was woefully impermanent. He is quoted as saying, "Whether or not we admit it to ourselves, we are all haunted by a truly awful sense of impermanence." It is perhaps because of this outlook that the playwright took such comfort in a hot cup of tea - its impermanent nature is what makes it so wonderful - after all, once brewed and enjoyed, the leaves are discarded.

    OK, back to the play. Our Master Taster, an avid Tennessee Williams fan decided to honor the complex themes of The Night of the Iguana, by creating an equally complex Chai. He used as its base a lush and full-bodied black Assam in order to impart the Chai a wonderful depth. Next, white chocolate, caramel, and a heady blend of spices from the Malabar Coast of India were added to the mix - sharp ginger, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper. Finally, calendula petals and elder blossoms were added to give the blend some color - representing Williams' colorful existence.

    The result, we're sure you'll agree, is one of our most intoxicating Chais. It is at once rich and astringent, with pleasant overtures of spice. It is tragic that Tennessee himself never had an opportunity to sample a steaming hot cup-full. Instead, we ask that you brew a pot and hoist a cup in his honor. Although traditional Chai preparation methods require that the tea be brewed in heavy milk in order to bring out its spiciness, adding scalded milk to Night of the Iguana will have a similar effect. Here's to ol' Tennessee.

Ingredients

  • Luxury Black Tea
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • White Chocolate Pieces (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Skim Milk Powder, Butter Oil, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract)
  • Black Pepper
  • White Pepper
  • Clove
  • Nutmeg
  • Natural Flavors

Suggested Use

  • Drink 1 cup as desired. 

Brewing Instructions

  • Steep 1 teaspoon of Night of the Iguana Chai Tea in 1 cup of freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.  Strain and add milk, or milk substitute.  Add a large spoonful of Raw Honey or sweetener of choice, and mix well. 
  • For further instructions on making a perfect cup of Chai tea, please check out our blog post on Chai Tea
  • Try this tea over ice for a warming yet cool drink.
  • Do not microwave.

Safety Guidelines & Contraindications

  • Not to be used during pregnancy or lactation. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs, please consult with your doctor before using this product. Keep away from children. Use only as directed on label.
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