Bellocq Tea Atelier’s single-estate blends are crafted by hand in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The high-quality, whole-leaf teas are available in handmade, sturdy, sleek silver-plated caddies fit for countertop display. With a hearty base of Assam black tea, No. 18, Afghani Chai inherits its distinctive spice from notes of black pepper, ginger, clove, green cardamom, star anise, and organic red poppy flowers. This fragrant blend is perfect when brewed the traditional way: boil in water, add milk, then boil for another two minutes. Consider pairing Afghani Chai with a good book, a warm blanket, and a favourite mug.