So I cheated a little…
Nxtdoor’s last review inspired me to make some iced chai latte. I don’t drink cow milk, and her version with coconut milk spoke to me. She infused the chai in hot water first and then mixed with the milk.
I cold steep my chai, it tones down the heavy spice and makes it a more appropriate beverage for summer. So I’ve decided to try something new: cold steep it in one part coconut water, one part coconut milk.
I steeped for 13 hours. (Couldn’t wait any longer!)
This is so decadent good! Don’t know how I would feel about this chai straight, it seems to have a little too much black pepper in it for my taste, but cold stepped in the milk made the ginger and cardamom shine a lot more than the other ingredients. I barely get the clove, which is a good thing cause I’m not crazy about it.
This was a very successful experiment and it will have me revisit my chai collection this summer…maybe try almond milk next, yum!