How would you brew Naked Chai?


For general/other topics related to tea.

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.
User avatar
plant partaker
 
Posts: 213
Joined: Feb 28th, '
Location: Phoenix Arizona

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:
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22289
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

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.
User avatar
rabbit
 
Posts: 713
Joined: Feb 14th, '
Location: A briar patch.


Instant Messenger

Permissions
You cannot post new topics
You cannot reply to topics
You cannot edit your posts
You cannot delete your posts
You cannot post attachments
Navigation