I decided to finish off my last little bit of Thai Chai in style – by making it traditional-style like I’ve been saying I will for months.
I used this recipe on the website www.chai-wallah.com
In a pot bring to the boil 1 cup milk and one cup water.
Add 2 tsp of the chai/tea mix to the boiling liquid.
Add 2 1/2 to 3 tsp of sugar or sweetener of choice.
Simmer for two minutes and strain through a fine tea strainer.
I used skim milk so technically it isn’t old-school chai – but then lemongrass and coconut aren’t your standard chai ingredients anyway. I used wildflower honey as a sweetener.
It’s a little bit messy and more time-consuming than just brewing it in a cup with hot water but the results were worth it. It tasted like I’d added pure coconut milk to the tea – it was just sweet enough and the coconut flavour in particular was really prominent. It was smooth and creamy-tasting without the slightest hint of astringency. I’m so going to have to try other chais this way.
It’s actually been awhile since I last drank this tea – too long. It was a big hit with my friends when I had them over for supper night before last, but I wanted to be all: “Nooo stopping consuming all of my favorite tea, I don’t have much left!” DX
Eyes the level in the tin Damn we’re drinking this tea at an alarming rate, I guess it’s the tea’s own fault for being so incredibly delicious. ;)
Made a pot of this for my boyfriend and I this morning and it’s as good as ever. This is rapidly becoming my favorite tea and the non-tea-drinking boyfriend-creature likes it too. :D
Oh bleh, I think the milk’s gone sour! DX
…Is it bad that I’m still tempted to drink it because I love this tea so much and even bad milk can’t spoil the taste completely? ;)
My internet was borked and I only got it back now, so this is from early this morning.
I hadn’t had this tea in awhile and decided to remedy that tragic oversight. This is still the best chai I have ever drank. I’m definitely ordering a refill for this puppy when it runs out. :)
My scoop is starting to scrape the bottom of the container. whimpers I oversteeped this a little but it’s still soooo deliciously good.
Resteeping the leaves from earlier. The tea is too thin for milk, but it’s fine without it in my opinion. I think more of the lemongrass flavour comes out now as opposed to the first steep.
Mmm, made a pot of this tea this morning. Yummy wakeup-call.
I sweetened this with a teaspoon of honey and added lots of milk. It’s not a traditional chai but it tasted delicious all the same.
Hmm, I can really taste the lemon grass today for some reason, maybe because I added less milk than usual.
Mmmm, tastes awesome with milk too!