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drank Chai With Chocolate by 52teas
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This is the second time I have drank this tea. The first time, I just steeped in my cup and added a splash of milk and drank. It was good. This time I made it stovetop with 3/4 cup water and 1/4 cup milk, 1 1/2 spoons of chai. Brought it all to a rolling boil, reduced heat and simmered 3 minutes. The ratios are not quite right. Any suggestions would be appreciated:) OK, Dumb question: When you make chai on the stovetop like this can you resteep the leaves?

Cofftea

I recommend no less than a 1:1 ratio of milk to water. You could bump it up to 2:1 milk to water. You could… resteep the leaves, but if you do, I suggest making the additional batches immediately as the milk spoils insanely quickly. That’s the one down side to the traditional prep.

threewhales

How much chai would you use for the 1:1 ratio? 2:1 ratio?

52teas

The tea latte / chai latte recipe we use at our brick and mortar shop is: 1 can fat-free sweetened condensed milk:3 cans of skim milk, apply low heat and combine until uniform (scrape the bottom of the pot and make sure the sweetened condensed milk gets mixed in well). Then brew your tea as normal. In your mug, put equal parts latte and tea. ENJOY! The leftover latte can be kept in the fridge and reheated or used in iced tea lattes. You can also use whole milk and non-fat-free sweetened condensed milk if you like.

Cofftea

threewhales, no matter what the ratio, I suggest using one heaping tsp for every 6oz of liquid (3oz of each for a 1:1 ratio). The steeping time may also need adjusting. I never steep my chai for less than 5 min, and that’s when I drink it clean. I suggest upping the steeping time for 1 min when using a 1:1 milk to water ratio and 2 min when using a 2:1 ratio. For this chai you could probably 2x the amount of leaf you use- I find w/ the Mayan Chocolate Chai the cayenne gets too strong if I 2x the amount of leaf. Using S.C. milk makes it way too sweet for my personal tastes- and I’ve also found that sweetness can really dumb down the flavor of chocolate. I prefer a more traditional preparation (sans sugar).

mpierce87

@52teas, that latte mix sounds great! I will be picking up the ingredients within the next few days, thanks for sharing!

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Cofftea

I recommend no less than a 1:1 ratio of milk to water. You could bump it up to 2:1 milk to water. You could… resteep the leaves, but if you do, I suggest making the additional batches immediately as the milk spoils insanely quickly. That’s the one down side to the traditional prep.

threewhales

How much chai would you use for the 1:1 ratio? 2:1 ratio?

52teas

The tea latte / chai latte recipe we use at our brick and mortar shop is: 1 can fat-free sweetened condensed milk:3 cans of skim milk, apply low heat and combine until uniform (scrape the bottom of the pot and make sure the sweetened condensed milk gets mixed in well). Then brew your tea as normal. In your mug, put equal parts latte and tea. ENJOY! The leftover latte can be kept in the fridge and reheated or used in iced tea lattes. You can also use whole milk and non-fat-free sweetened condensed milk if you like.

Cofftea

threewhales, no matter what the ratio, I suggest using one heaping tsp for every 6oz of liquid (3oz of each for a 1:1 ratio). The steeping time may also need adjusting. I never steep my chai for less than 5 min, and that’s when I drink it clean. I suggest upping the steeping time for 1 min when using a 1:1 milk to water ratio and 2 min when using a 2:1 ratio. For this chai you could probably 2x the amount of leaf you use- I find w/ the Mayan Chocolate Chai the cayenne gets too strong if I 2x the amount of leaf. Using S.C. milk makes it way too sweet for my personal tastes- and I’ve also found that sweetness can really dumb down the flavor of chocolate. I prefer a more traditional preparation (sans sugar).

mpierce87

@52teas, that latte mix sounds great! I will be picking up the ingredients within the next few days, thanks for sharing!

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