Scheherazade Shai - Lake Missoula Tea Company
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Scheherazade Shai


Our boldest chai, with robust tea and spice flavors! Chai base is from a woman owned farm in India.


Scheherazade Shai is our boldest, briskest chai.  Steep for a minute or two for a mellower brew, or longer for a hardier, spicier chai.

The Story Behind this Chai’s Name

This tea name is a double entendre. Scheherazade is the name of tea estate owner’s favorite horse from where this tea comes, and also the heroine in One Thousand and One Nights, a story based in Middle Eastern context. The heroine creatively avoids her death from King Sheheryar (who plans to kill her 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 finally falls 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 immersing yourself in one of the gripping folk tales from One Thousand and One Nights!

India’s Nuxalbari Tea Estate

The black tea in this blend comes from Nuxalbari Tea Estate, located at the foothills of the Himalaya. Images of world renown peaks and challenges come hand in hand with the Himalaya. However, another challenge at the base of the Himalaya is that elephants and humans compete for habitat. Nuxalbari’s mission is to allow peaceful passage of elephants through the tea estate by replanting much of the farm into elephant habitat. Our intent is that you think about the obstacles the elephant faces while drinking this tea. We hope that by sourcing tea from Nuxalbari, they are in turn are able to continue to help the Asian Elephant find respite and safe passage at the tea estate.

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.

Caffeine. A made in Montana tea.

Women in tea symbol.

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Brooke Blackler
I've been going to Lake Missoula Tea Company for years, and recently have had the privilege of putting some of their tea in my store. The quality of the tea is fantastic, and the blends are delightful. I have also attended one of their tasting / learning events and it was great. I highly recommend their downtown store for meeting with friends, family or even just for a nice place to go and have a cup of perfectly brewed tea.
Tim Specht
Amazing variety great prices and they'll brew top shelf teas you may be reluctant to buy before trying for a dollar more. Great selection for Missoula. Friendly knowledgeable staff and beautiful tea sets and accessories
Nathaniel Klein
Best store in Montana possibly in all of the United States. I don't know. This is the first Gong Fu tea shop I've ever been to. I came in for a matcha whisk because I donated mine to a museum. Before I left a random customer who was introduced to me as a regular bought me tea. I hugged him which isn't something I normally do. But I was incredibly thankful. Then the man behind the counter gave me a free sample. I went in looking for a simple tool and left with tea and a happy spirit. I am looking forward to making it back as soon as possible! I loved it. I think it will always hold a special place in my blood pumping organ.
Chiara Giovanni
We are major tea snobs and I was absolutely delighted by this store. There are the usual suspects as well as shelves of unique, hand-picked teas. Highly recommend the Golden Snail :) It was really special being able to try whatever tea I wanted before buying. I'm looking forward to subscribing to their tea club. I would love to come back: everything was delicious.
Andrea PNW
Amazing tea! Beyond my expectations and well worth the stop! Delightful service and amazing blends! If you are in the area I would highly recognize them. I will be ordering blends online-they are so good!