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MirthFairy
« on: August 06, 2007 07:48:37 PM »

Verdict: Tasty! Cheesy



Chai (With chocolate option)


1 teabag - any tea, really. Black tea or Chai will make a more traditional drink. Green is really good as well, especially powdered green tea (matcha) . I've also tried mint, which is pretty good too.
1 cinnamon tea bag OR bit of cinnamon stick OR 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3-4 whole peppercorns (optional for extra spice)
1/2 c water
1/4 tsp ginger (or more for more spice. Another option is a slice of fresh ginger added to the steeping tea)
1/8 tsp cardamom
1 tsp Vanilla
2 tsb honey or sugar
2 cups milk (or what ever you like to use as milk)

Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil, turn off heat and steep tea, cinnamon, and peppercorns for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, cinnamon stick, peppercorns and whatever else you added to the water. Add in powdered ginger, cardamom, sugar/honey, and vanilla. Once combined add milk. Heat liquid to a simmer for hot chai or pour over ice for a cold drink.

If you want to make chocolate chai, add 1 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder before you add the milk.

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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007 08:01:00 PM »

mmm...that sounds delicious. I love chai tea, though I usually drink the liquid concentrate version. I may have to try this...Thanks for sharing!
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MirthFairy
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2007 08:09:05 PM »

This is waaaaay better than any pre-made mix! I promise!
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007 08:02:52 AM »

That looks yummy! Must try once I get some tea bags!
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kelelana
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2007 04:15:41 PM »

I was looking for something warm and chocolatey last night and I just happened to come across this recipe.  I used an earl grey with soy milk and all the spices except for the peppercorns (didn't have any on hand).  It was soooo good!  Next time I think I'm going to try this with a little bit of vanilla.
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MirthFairy
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2007 04:21:06 PM »

Shoot! Vanilla! I forgot that part! Roll Eyes
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kelelana
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2007 03:16:04 PM »

Does chai usually have vanilla?  I've never made it myself.  I usually get it at some coffee place and someone told me it's really good if you add a shot of vanilla.  I've been doing that ever since...
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2007 02:38:30 AM »

Sounds like an interesting drink... need to get all the spices thou.
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2007 07:27:35 AM »

If you're buying spices from scratch, you might wanna skip the cardamom. It's kind of expensive. I'm not a fan of it in large amounts, so the large jar I have will last me FOREVER. After the fact, I did find it cheaper else where, at a natural food store, which is funny because I bought my original jar at the regular grocery store.

FYI for those who don't know what it tastes like - it's like a very strong menthol flavor. It really does add something to the recipe, so if you can try it with, please do. If you don't have it, the recipe should be fine without it. It's a very flexible recipe.
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sprinklez
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2007 08:14:33 PM »

I had some of this and it was awesome. I didn't have any cardamom, but I still really liked it.
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