What is the best variety (and brand, too, please) of loose black tea to use in making chai? Thanks so much. ;o)

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Sagegreen December 21, 2010
I suggest a combination of Assam and Darjeeling with spices, but honestly, the best blend I have found is available at Adivasi:
http://www.adivasi.com/adivasi/
http://www.adivasi.com/adivasi/retailProducts.php?linkid=17
 
vvvanessa December 21, 2010
berkeley bowl west has a nice black tea in the bulk section.
 
susan G. December 21, 2010
This discussion has made me very thirsty -- PaulJoseph, love your photo/recipes. Tea dust? I'll use the Russian tea, which is very small and assertive.
 
pauljoseph December 21, 2010
GOOD CHAI MILK RECIPE http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kROIK4kt3MQ/TJylkVeLjnI/AAAAAAAALJg/YssMupNYh-g/s1600/0361.jpg
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iuzzini December 21, 2010
Do you have a good chai recipe? I am newly addicted. :)
 
hardlikearmour December 21, 2010
Per Cooks Illustrated any generic supermarket black tea will work. I personally like the Tazo Awake.
 
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