I make this during Christmas, or just when it’s too cold out!
This was my first experience in making Chai, and I wanted to try a pre-made Chai blend before eventually making my own from scratch.
I followed the instructions that came with it. Set it all up on the stove top back at home. Two very generously heaping tablespoons of the stuff. Added the water, added WHOLE MILK (organic :P) and brought to boil while stirring. I decided to add two table spoons of turbinado sugar for authenticity. Let it cook out for five minutes before straining.
This chai comes out very gingery. I somewhat want it to be more bold in the tea flavour. Which is something I will consider while I try to assemble my own chai recipe. It is still very enjoyable, and rich, but maybe it’s because of the whole milk. I tried adding another heaping tablespoon of the mix, but it’s still too gingery for me.
I love using different sweeteners. Darker honeys work well with this. Orange Blossom makes a super-yum cup. Sourwood creates a crazy rich OMFG
cup! But heaping in two tablespoons of expensive honey leaves me in regrets.
I’ve only tried Zhi Tea’s Masala, and Coconut Chai, but I have to whip those back out again to make a comparison. Overall, a bit on the gingery side, but still enjoyable, satisfying my Masala Chai cravings.