Chai Tea?

A tea I just ordered got here tonight and it came with a free sample of chai. I have never had chai before nor do I know how to prepare it. Could someone fill me in on how to prepare chai tea?

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momo said

The best way for me, as someone who prefers to eat spicy and not drink spicy, is to heat up in a saucepan on the stove a mixture of 1/2 water, 1/2 milk…so for an 8 oz cup of tea, 4 oz water, 4 oz milk. When it starts to simmer, add in the tea, and keep it simmering for 4-5 minutes. Don’t let it start to boil, and stir it as needed. Then just strain and drink.

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tperez said

For a chai mix is usually brew it like a black tea but using half water half milk. For a spicier, more authentic chai, you can boil the spices in water on the stove for a few minutes, then reduce heat and add the milk and tea for a few minutes :)

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Sweet. Thanks!

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mrmopar said

chai is good!

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I brew it without the milk. Brewing it stovetop method DOES produce a really tasty brew, but, its too messy for my liking. If I want a latte, I brew it strong (brewing it strong does not mean steeping it for a longer period of time, it means adding more leaf) in the same way I’d brew any other tea, using water to infuse it. Then I add warmed milk to the finished tea and froth it with my frothing tool.

Oooohhh I might have to try this method!

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