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This is delightful. I can’t articulate what is it about it that I like. I like the spices for sure. I’ve only had cheap bagged chai before but I like the cardammom and the cinammon. Ever put a pinch of cardamom powder in your smoothies? or sprinkle just a pinch on top before drinking a smoothie? try it sometimes.

As for this tea, I sweetened it and added creamer. I tried it without them first but I figured for the sake of emulating authenticity I shall do as the Romans. Or in this case, the indians.

My goal is to collect a bunch of chai and make some for my brother-in-law who, after a two-week trip to India, said he misses the chai there most, and that he has not been able to find any here that tastes anything like it. And they make it with milk. I hate milk though, what am I going to do?!?

yyz

You could experiment with different kinds and you don’t have to use full milk . I’m not sure about all of India but in Rajhastan the Chai Wallah’s usually used water buffalo milk which is thinner than cows milk to make Chai. You could also experiment with other types of Chai as well. I had a green tea chai in Jaipur made with Kashmiri type spicing lots of cardamom and a bit of cinnamon. However if you’re going the traditional route you need to use milk. I know how you feel though I don’t drink milk either.

Nxtdoor

Water buffalo milk sounds tastier.
Oh… I’m going to India next year. Can’t wait!!

High Adventure

It’s not traditional, but I like to use coconut milk in my chai. It’s so sweet I don’t need to add any sugar and it adds a nice flavor.

yyz

Its an amazing, fascinating and very diverse place. I met some amazing people there. Try to learn a little of the local language in whatever region you’ll be spending the most time in. You’ll be able to bargain for better prices. You’ll never get local price but you can at least over hear what the local price is and negotiate down. I ended up learning a little be of the hindi script because it allowed me to read the non-deluxe bus schedules. My cousin who worked in India for two placements had me read culture shock India before I went in order to better understand cultural differences and communication. I spent most of my time in central and Northern India but I have a standing invitation to stay in Mumbai with my friends family and from there I hope to explore a bit of the south.

Nxtdoor

yyz I’m going with a friend who was born and raised there. It’ll make it a little easier :) she has relatives all over , still, and we will be visiting and staying with them. Sounds like you had a blast.

yyz

That’s great it will make tings so much easier and I’m sure you’ll be invited to some great parties. I did have a blast. I travelled with my cousin for a little while, volunteered for a little while and basically was adopted by some friends I made my first week there. I travelled shared experiences with them for a little while and a little on my own. To be quite honest it’s up there with one of the best experiences of my life. I find with India people either love it or hate it. I’ve never met anyone who is neutral. I hope you love it.

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yyz

You could experiment with different kinds and you don’t have to use full milk . I’m not sure about all of India but in Rajhastan the Chai Wallah’s usually used water buffalo milk which is thinner than cows milk to make Chai. You could also experiment with other types of Chai as well. I had a green tea chai in Jaipur made with Kashmiri type spicing lots of cardamom and a bit of cinnamon. However if you’re going the traditional route you need to use milk. I know how you feel though I don’t drink milk either.

Nxtdoor

Water buffalo milk sounds tastier.
Oh… I’m going to India next year. Can’t wait!!

High Adventure

It’s not traditional, but I like to use coconut milk in my chai. It’s so sweet I don’t need to add any sugar and it adds a nice flavor.

yyz

Its an amazing, fascinating and very diverse place. I met some amazing people there. Try to learn a little of the local language in whatever region you’ll be spending the most time in. You’ll be able to bargain for better prices. You’ll never get local price but you can at least over hear what the local price is and negotiate down. I ended up learning a little be of the hindi script because it allowed me to read the non-deluxe bus schedules. My cousin who worked in India for two placements had me read culture shock India before I went in order to better understand cultural differences and communication. I spent most of my time in central and Northern India but I have a standing invitation to stay in Mumbai with my friends family and from there I hope to explore a bit of the south.

Nxtdoor

yyz I’m going with a friend who was born and raised there. It’ll make it a little easier :) she has relatives all over , still, and we will be visiting and staying with them. Sounds like you had a blast.

yyz

That’s great it will make tings so much easier and I’m sure you’ll be invited to some great parties. I did have a blast. I travelled with my cousin for a little while, volunteered for a little while and basically was adopted by some friends I made my first week there. I travelled shared experiences with them for a little while and a little on my own. To be quite honest it’s up there with one of the best experiences of my life. I find with India people either love it or hate it. I’ve never met anyone who is neutral. I hope you love it.

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

NOTE: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity. Home improvements, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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