Scheherazade Shai is our boldest, briskest chai. Steep for a minute or two for a mellower brew, or longer for a hardier, spicier chai.
This tea name is a double entendre. Scheherazade is the name of tea estate owner’s favorite horse from where this tea comes. Scheherazade is also the heroine in One Thousand and One Nights, a story based in Middle Eastern context. Scheherazade creatively avoids her death from king Sheheryar (who plans to have her killed due to having found out his last wife was unfaithful to him) by telling him a tantalizing story the first night of their marriage. Rather than finish the story, she strategically stops the story on a cliffhanger, forcing the king to let her live another day to finish her story the next night. This goes on for one thousand and one nights, by which the king has finally fallen in love with Scheherazade.
Shai is the Arabic variation of the word chai, meaning tea.
As you drink this shai, you can imagine yourself galloping upon the back of a fine horse in a polo match, or immerse yourself in one of the gripping folk tales from One Thousand and One Nights!
Scheherazade Shai carries the Women in Tea symbol. The tea comes from a farm owned by a woman, an uncommon phenomenon in India.
With black tea, ginger*, cardamom*, cinnamon*, clove*, *organic.
Women in tea symbol.