Toba Chai

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Toba Chai

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Create your own bitters with Shoots & Roots Bitters botanical blends. This product contains 50 grams dried blended botanicals for making your own bitters. 

Tropical forest trees and understory herbs hailing from South Asia to the Pacific Rim blend to bring warm spicy notes telling a story of cultural and botanical translocation. 

Ingredients: (*indicates certified organic, ꝉ indicates certified fair trade): black tea*, ginger*, cinnamon*, green cardamom fruit*, clove bud*ꝉ, nutmeg seed*ꝉ, mace aril, black pepper*ꝉ, star anise*, chili pepper*ꝉ.

Toba Chai Traditional chai spices reflect the deep trade between South Asia and the Pacific Rim for thousands of years. The Toba volcanic super-eruption 74,000 years ago in Indonesia led people to migrate west to South Asia, leading to the emergence of a cross-cultural trade route more ancient than any known spice route by sea or land.  Archaeobotanists, geneticists, and biogeographers are left with scattered clues to solve the puzzle: Which plants were translocated by humans?

Instructions: This product of 50 grams dried blended botanicals makes 0.5 liter of bitters, to be used in small dashes in cocktails, soda water, teas, and tisanes. You can also use this product to create tisanes by steeping 1 teaspoon per cup of hot water for five minutes. For detailed instructions on creating your own infusions and drink recipe ideas, visit Instructions and Recipes on our website.

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