Our dream blend: rich in cardamom and ginger, sweet with fennel and cinnamon, and spicy with a touch of pepper and cloves. (Devon & Tasha use it in all baking instead of just cinnamon: muffins, pies, french toast, and cakes!)
The spices in Diaspora Co.'s very first masala are the result of four years of sourcing across 40 small, regenerative family farms throughout India and Sri Lanka. In this masala, you'll encounter Baraka Cardamom and Aranya Black Pepper from Kerala; Makhir Ginger from Meghalaya; Lucknowi Fennel from Uttar Pradesh; and Kandyan Cloves and Peni Miris Cinnamon from Kandy, Sri Lanka. It's the result of over a million WhatsApp messages and voice notes, over 20 sourcing visits, and thousands of humans’ dedication across three continents all blended and poured into our dreamiest, spiciest cup of chai.
*note: this chai masala does not come in a tin, but is sold as a bulk spice by the ounce*
Origin: Sourced from 40 small regenerative family farms across India and Sri Lanka, the spices in this jar have been chosen for their flavor, freshness, and potency. In our commitment to building a more equitable spice trade, we pay an average 6x premium to our farm partners.
Blended, milled, and packaged: 8/2023
Best by: 8/2025