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I forgot which one of you nice people sent this one my way, but thank you!
Our first real raw, damp cool-down of the year. Temps were mid-40’s after dinner last night; so I tried half a packet in a cup of dark chocolate cocoa. Perfect!
I am a chai wimp, so I’m thinking this would be too strong for me straight up. Reminds me of a very potent version of the instant Nestea that used to be around our house when I was a kid.
WOW! Do not use your normal tea measuring spoon! My first cup went down the drain…it was actually viscous at the bottom of the mug! Seriously, the directions are for 1 teaspoon to 1 cup of liquid (50% milk and boiling water). I don’t like it with milk (weird, I know) and figure about 1/2 tsp per cup of boiling water. Stir well, Stir often (keeps the solids in suspension).
Heavy clove and black pepper tastse. Cardamon in there too I’m thinking. This is the “Real Thing”…Soooo good.
So, super storm hurricane whatever hitting today, raining already and I made it halfway to the office before deciding not to get trapped at work. Reading and cocoa today instead. Pj’s likely. Was going to have chai, but eww. I just ruined a perfectly good cup of coffee by adding a touch of this. I know, I bastardized this tea. Since this is the third time I have attempted to drink this, each time dressing it up more and more, I think can review with some authority though.
I know several people like this, in fact that is why I got it. Maybe they just sent me an off bag, but this is awful. My boyfriend claims it’s a big bag of ground coriander. I have never eaten a coriander, or to my knowledge seen one in the wild. Not sure I can describe it. There is a little ground ginger in this bag, and some cinnamon if I taste really hard, but mostly there is a bitter aromatic herb that has gripped my soft palate and is accumulating there making me kinda ill. I have tried this with some water, milk and sugar, good cream and honey. Pouring those out was sad, but losing a perfectly good cup of french press coffee was the last straw. If my favorite Indian restaurant doesn’t blow or swim away in this storm I will go find out what herb blend he uses.
Appreciate the sample, fellas! But….alas…
NOT a favorite of mine. I followed directions. Instant tea, Im sorry to say, should not need straining. and straining. and picking out little leaf dusts and fishing out little half broken pieces of clove.
Too much work to even enjoy it.
Wow this is AWESOME! If you are looking for accuracy this is it. I am originally from Gujrat, India and was a little skeptical since I had tasted the real thing. I just couldn’t believe how this tastes exactly what chai in the Gujrat region of India should taste like. I love it and the fact that it is easy is the best. I am glad I finally bought this as it will be a staple. I will have my parents try it next and if I get their approval I know this is the real deal. As for me a true winner!
I used half milk and half water in my preparation.
It’s instant so, quite frankly, this little teapot is a bit miffed that my humans liked it this much. Hmph! See the disgusting details and photos here: http://is.gd/fc6eZ
Ok, this is amazing. The weather here has been a bit bi-polar. 60 yesterday and 90 today. Same thing predicted for Thurs/Fri: 67 Thurs and 97 on Fri. The A/C isn’t on yet and while it isn’t unbearable, I wanted to satisfy my chocolate craving in a cold format vs. hot. May I present my Iced Mexican Chocolate Chai:
1 cup ice
1 cup cold milk
1 TB chocolate creamer
2 tsp chai
2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 pinches crushed red pepper
Blend til smooth
Extremely rich and decadent and smooth and cold and hot and yummy (haha yeah I know that’s a lot of “ands”)… Next time I think I’m going to add caramel ice cream topping and dissolve 2 packets of instant coffee in to the water I make the ice out of.
Decided to be brave: 2 pinches of crushed red pepper steeped in 8oz boiling water for 3 min, reboil the water, add 2tsp chai, 2tsp cocoa powder, 2 TB caramel coffee creamer, and 8oz fat free milk. WOW. Definitely even more of a kick w/ the red pepper. So good though. Gotta get some decaf instant coffee to add to this.
Finally slept great… but I was awake at 6:30. Caffeine will help me from crashing later. Mom left me about cup and a half of coffee this morning so I used the last half of a cup or so to make chai w/ milk added to make it a full cup. Normally just “dumping” really annoys me, but this turned out good.
Rough morning. Watched a movie til 1am, my dog kept me up til 2am, and I had to be up by 8am (thank God I have no commute to work or I’d really be in rough shape). Just as my alarm went off my boss sent me a text saying he forgot he had a meeting at 9 so we’d have to push back training. Decided to get up anyway rather than going back to bed to force myself to practice. Needed massive caffeine today so I made my morning eye opener: 1tsp chai and one packet instant coffee in a cup of boiling water w/ 1tsp caramel creamer. I’d be a zombie without it today.
Made this the way I always do… 1TB chai stirred into 1 cup boiling water then added 1 cup cold milk while continuing to stir. Although I didn’t pay attention to what spoon I grabbed. I grabbed a plastic spoon from Dairy Queen because of the length of the handle. Ended up w/ a bent spoon by the end of my cuppa. Lovely. :)