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little terri’s experiment worked!!!
We put a quart of vanilla almond milk into my little 1 qt crockpot, added 4 T of chai, & left it on for awhile (2 or 3 hours?), & it is delicious! It’s perfect, in fact! I shared small cups of it with various students this afternoon, & everybody loves it. The only problem is we ran out, & I’m also out of almond milk now. I just opened a can of coconut milk & dumped it in there, but it will be a few hours before it’s ready.
Tomorrow I’ll do a half & half of almond milk & coconut milk, which I already know will be amazing & decadent.
I predict that I’ll be going through almond & coconut milk like they are going out of style from now on! And Chai!

gmathis

I think Little Terri has earned herself a piece of candy today!

darby

Did you just simmer it or let it just sit in cold milk?

Tealizzy

Mmmmmmm!!!

Terri HarpLady

Darby, that little crockpot doesn’t have any settings, so if you plug it in, it’s on. I put cold almond milk in it, added the tea, plugged it in, & walked away for at least a couple of hours…maybe 3 or 4 now that I think of it. Right before I strained out my first cup, I stirred in a little stevia (sweet leaf). And by the way, don’t try to strain this with a finnum, hahaha, because it will take FOREVER! I have a little more of a loose strainer that I use for chai. Alternately, I guess you could tie the tea into a little steeping bag, but I didn’t do that. I like to let the leaves float free, :)

Terri HarpLady

Regarding the coconut milk version, it was extremely rich. Next time I would definitely try for half almond milk, half coconut milk.

Terri HarpLady

Another comment regarding coconut milk, after being in the crock pot for awhile, a skin developed across the top. That didn’t happen with the almond milk at all.

darby

Awesome! Thx! I’ll have to try that in my smaller crock

MsWhatsit

This sounds really good. Now I want to try it.

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gmathis

I think Little Terri has earned herself a piece of candy today!

darby

Did you just simmer it or let it just sit in cold milk?

Tealizzy

Mmmmmmm!!!

Terri HarpLady

Darby, that little crockpot doesn’t have any settings, so if you plug it in, it’s on. I put cold almond milk in it, added the tea, plugged it in, & walked away for at least a couple of hours…maybe 3 or 4 now that I think of it. Right before I strained out my first cup, I stirred in a little stevia (sweet leaf). And by the way, don’t try to strain this with a finnum, hahaha, because it will take FOREVER! I have a little more of a loose strainer that I use for chai. Alternately, I guess you could tie the tea into a little steeping bag, but I didn’t do that. I like to let the leaves float free, :)

Terri HarpLady

Regarding the coconut milk version, it was extremely rich. Next time I would definitely try for half almond milk, half coconut milk.

Terri HarpLady

Another comment regarding coconut milk, after being in the crock pot for awhile, a skin developed across the top. That didn’t happen with the almond milk at all.

darby

Awesome! Thx! I’ll have to try that in my smaller crock

MsWhatsit

This sounds really good. Now I want to try it.

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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