Long before lattes, roadside tea merchants called chai wallahs have been serving their delicious combination of strong black tea and exotic spices, prepared on open stoves and served with milk. One can see this ceremony repeated throught the cities, towns and countryside of India, in railway stations, open air markets, and remote villages. Chai is the staple beverage not only of the Himalayan hill dwellers, but of all India.
Tazo has reincarnated and captured the essence of authentic chai and packaged it for modern day consumption.
Tazo was created for one purpose: to reinvent tea and the tea experience. By using high quality ingredients and a tremendous amount of experience and creativity, Tazo has produced unique products that create an emotional connection with the consumer at many levels. Tazo continues to expose consumers to the ancient traditions of tea, but presents this in a way that is bold, interesting and intriguing. Unlike other tea companies, Tazo purchases teas in their original container as packed at the garden to ensure the tea inside the chest or bag stays garden fresh and is not exposed to the heat and moisture in a blending facility at one of the tea shipping points.
The blending process is a very subtle art form that relies on subjective measurement of taste, color and aroma. Tazo constantly taste and determine which teas will go in which blend in what percentage, so flavor profiles remain consistent and of the highest quality possible.
The name Tazo has roots in many civilizations. Tazo actually means "river of life" in the Romany Gypsy language and was used as a toast to life by ancient Greeks. Tazo also means "fresh" in several Hindi dialects. In ancient Babylonia, Tazo was a rejuvenating elixir thought to have magical properties.
Tazo is kosher certified by KSA.