I felt like a stovetop chai, so I pulled this one out to make. I started with the recommended two heaping teaspoons per 8 ounces of milk. Not sure whether they mean measuring teaspoons or regular kitchen spoons? I assumed measuring teaspoons as that’s how tea is generally measured. I heated it over medium heat and simmered it a bit, then decided the color was too light and added another two teaspoons of tea.
So… This came out weirdly savory with no sweetness at all? I don’t know if I didn’t use enough tea, so that’s why I’m not tasting the honey? It almost reminds me of some kind of pumpkin soup but without the sweetness. I ended up stirring in some additional honey to get some sweetness, which helped, but it was still a rather bizarre cup of chai. Spice-wise, I was getting a lot of fennel, maybe that’s why it went to such a savory place?
Clearly I need more practice preparing this tea, ha ha…
Flavors: Anise, Butternut Squash, Cardamom, Fennel, Pumpkin, Savory