I made this Chai as instructed in the box with minor exceptions. I used 8th Continent Soy Milk(1cup) instead of whole milk. As for the Black Tea I used Lupicia Palekaiko (1.5tbsp )only because I have a lot of it. For sweetener I used Williams-Sonoma Granulated Honey (2tbsp)
It came out absolutely perfect. What a treat for today and there was enough left over to refrigerate and serve as iced Chai tomorrow. Like many people have said the flavor is so well balanced, not one flavor overpowers another. It has the correct amount of spice and drinks so smooth. It was almost as perfect as the cup I tasted two weeks ago in Samovar Tea Lounge in SF during Macworld. Granted this takes a little time to prepare but it is so worth it. It almost makes me wish I had some snow to go with it.
(According to Samovar)
How to Brew Our Chai
Bring 1-2 cups of water with 1 or more tablespoons of raw sugar to a rolling boil.
Then add 2 tablespoon of chai blend and 1 tablespoon of your favorite full-bodied black tea. Boil for an additional 3 minutes. Add 1 cup of whole milk, bring to boil again, and then remove from heat and let mixture sit 5 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth and enjoy!