Chai Tricks


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Chai Tricks

Postby peep_erz » Dec 8th, '10, 00:15

Previous to ordering my own chai sampler from Adagio I have had chai 2 different ways and loved it. One was some instant chai mix that was in the break room at work. The other was a chai latte. Now that i've tried brewing the Spiced Apple and Chocolate i'm finding my home brews are very lacking. Does anyone have any tips for making chai?
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Re: Chai Tricks

Postby malin890423 » Jan 4th, '11, 07:27

I use the milk skimmer on my espresso machine to skim the milk, and uses a "tea free" chai tea, that is, only spices (http://www.yogitea.eu/en/products/details/classic/). I'm brewing for about 5-10 minutes, i.e. not as the recipe on the back of the package says, but the result is good.. :)
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Re: Chai Tricks

Postby kochazuki » Jan 5th, '11, 23:24

Personally, I prefer the Masala Chai, because it's got more spices (and thus more flavour). However, I did just have a cup of the Chocolate Chai this evening, and I found that 3 level teaspoons and filling my ingenuiTea up partway through the big writing (maybe a cup and a half?) and steeping for about 6 minutes or so, yielded a decent cup of chai.

A few other things I've discovered...Right when you pour the water on the tea leaves, put the milk straight into your mug, put your sweetening in the mug as well. When you pour the chai into your mug, do it in parts (thirds works well for me). Each time, stir your milk/sweetening/chai mixture. This way, the sweetening will be evenly distributed, and your tea a little stronger, because each part was in direct contact with the tea leaves for a bit.

If that's not strong enough, leave a little bit of the water in the bottom to steep, and your next cup will be quite strong!

Anyway, I hope this helps!
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