Thanks so much to TeaEqualsBliss for this one! It’s been on my shopping list FOREVER, and finally I get to try it, hooray! I must admit that I kind of spazzed out when making this. I saw “chai” and immediately made it my preferred way for lemongrass-based chais: boiling water, 5 minutes, with coconut milk and brown sugar. Okay, I prefer it with dulce de leche but I don’t always have that on hand! As I was pouring it into the milk I realized with horror that this was a green tea. That I’d poured boiling water over, steeped for 5 minutes, and added milk to. Gah! Coconut milk, but still. I was prepared for a disaster.
Well, somehow, it came out AMAZING. The genmaicha and chai are a perfect combination: toasty, nutty and earthy from the genmaicha, spicy, tingly and warm from the chai. The lemongrass adds a Thai-ish, citrus-y twist that is just divine. It’s like the perfect chai! The spice balance is really amazing: clove and ginger up front, a sweet hint of cardamom and a kick of cinnamon. Sooo tasty, now I know why everyone was telling me to try Yogic haha.