How would you brew Naked Chai?

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How would you brew Naked Chai?

Postby plant partaker » Jul 1st, '10, 21:48

Just bought some naked Chai from the local herb shop and am wondering,how to brew it. I am trying to skip the simmer on the stove deal. I want to know if anyone has just brewed it in a pot without simmering the spices in a pan.

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Re: How would you brew Naked Chai?

Postby Chip » Jul 4th, '10, 23:33

Unfortunately I don't know, but I would recommend you at least wear an apron! :mrgreen:

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Re: How would you brew Naked Chai?

Postby rabbit » Jul 8th, '10, 14:11

plant partaker wrote:Just bought some naked Chai from the local herb shop and am wondering,how to brew it. I am trying to skip the simmer on the stove deal. I want to know if anyone has just brewed it in a pot without simmering the spices in a pan.


You can do that, but you need to brew chai for a little longer IMO that other tisanes, many of the spices take a while to release their flavor.

On that note, if it is a very spicy chai I find it's worth it to simmer the spices in milk, it neutralizes some of the spice and makes a pleasant infusion that I tend to drink on colder days.

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