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At 3 am last night, I decided I wanted to make chai. Not because I wanted a cup at that hour, but because I really enjoy the ritual of it. Also, it makes my kitchen smell amazing. I figured I’d put it in the fridge for the next morning, when it would be greatly appreciated.

I’m almost done with this tub of bulk black tea. I don’t like it very much, but it works well enough as a base to blend with. I’m going to try it with a plain Assam next.

This is my current chai recipe, if anyone’s curious:

4 cups water
8 tsp. black tea
1 tsp. vanilla extract
10 cloves
10 cardamom pods (mine might be a bit old, so you might need less)
5 cinnamon sticks (same goes for this)
1 2" piece of ginger root, sliced up
1 tbsp honey

This makes chai concentrate, so it’s best served over a lot of ice and with milk.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Terri HarpLady

I’ll file this one away…thanks! :)

Stephanie

Sounds very good

sherapop

Impressive! I suspect that most people accept pre-prepared blends. Your recipe sounds delicious…

Stephanie

I’m going to make this right now…gotta decide what tea to use hmmm

Tabby

Awesome! I wanna know how it turns out!

Stephanie

It was wonderful! I used extra honey, and threw in a vanilla bean instead of extract and used an Upton Assam. thanks for the recipe!!!

Tabby

Ooh, it sounds like you did it up right! I really want to try using a bean instead of the extract. Glad you liked it, and no problem! Now you can make your chai exactly the way you want it. :D

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Terri HarpLady

I’ll file this one away…thanks! :)

Stephanie

Sounds very good

sherapop

Impressive! I suspect that most people accept pre-prepared blends. Your recipe sounds delicious…

Stephanie

I’m going to make this right now…gotta decide what tea to use hmmm

Tabby

Awesome! I wanna know how it turns out!

Stephanie

It was wonderful! I used extra honey, and threw in a vanilla bean instead of extract and used an Upton Assam. thanks for the recipe!!!

Tabby

Ooh, it sounds like you did it up right! I really want to try using a bean instead of the extract. Glad you liked it, and no problem! Now you can make your chai exactly the way you want it. :D

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Quiet, strange, and in love with the world of tea. Living just outside of Atlanta. Cat lover, electronic music geek, balcony gardener, and collector of fossils. On the hunt for the perfect tea in each of my favorite categories.

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I prefer black teas, and my preferences change with the seasons. I drink my tea iced from April – October and hot during the few cold months.

You can assume that I’m preparing my tea using the Western method. I use stevia or honey as my sweetener. My tea cupboard always contains earl grey, chai, a sleepytime, a dessert, something fruity, an herbal, and a plain black.

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