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benjason 10-09-2006 02:56 PM

Chai Tea
 
Over the weekend, I had a Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks which I think may be my new addiction -- so yummy!! Has anyone made these at home and had success? I can't afford to buy it at Starbucks all the time so I need to find a way to make these at home. :loveit:

Fuzzi Fannies Creations 10-09-2006 02:58 PM

Re: Chai Tea
 
Yup.. I buy the double chai in the red box.. and then make it and add sugar and half/half... SOO YUMMy!!!

Newtocloth2006 10-09-2006 03:25 PM

Re: Chai Tea
 
I buy the taster's choice stuff. It's about $3 for a container. I love it.:yummy:

benjason 10-09-2006 03:27 PM

Re: Chai Tea
 
How much sugar and 1/2 and 1/2 or milk do you add? I'm going to the local health food store tomorrow so I can get some chai tea :lostit:

Fuzzi Fannies Creations 10-09-2006 03:32 PM

Re: Chai Tea
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by benjason (Post 353294)
How much sugar and 1/2 and 1/2 or milk do you add? I'm going to the local health food store tomorrow so I can get some chai tea :lostit:

to taste.. i usually do like two spoons of sugar and enough half/half to make it look creamy :)

benjason 10-09-2006 03:39 PM

Re: Chai Tea
 
Thanks! I found this recipe and just made it -yummy! I had all the ingredients except the ginger. Took a little while to make but turned out great!

1 1/2 cups of water
1 1/2 inch stick of cinnamon
8 cardamom pods
8 whole cloves
1/4 inch fresh ginger root (sliced thin)
2/3 cup of milk
6 teaspoons sugar
3 teaspoons of Darjeeling Tea leaves

Place water, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger in a pot and bring to a boil.

Cover and lower heat to low setting and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add milk and sugar and again bring to simmer.

Next, add the tea leaves, remove from heat and cover.

Let steep for 3 minutes and strain. Enjoy!

spathakis 10-10-2006 12:53 PM

Re: Chai Tea
 
this is how we make tea in India.. at home every day
If you live in TX drive to my place i will make you CHAI every day!!


BTW I have to mention thats its wierd to me that CHAi tea is called that
As i am from india and in hindi( our language) Tea means Chai
so to say Chai tea is like saying TEA TEA........


anyway

MyLil'Mountaineers 10-10-2006 02:44 PM

Re: Chai Tea
 
Oh, I LOVE Chai!!!! I even was able to find Decaf Chai when I was pg!!! IMO, the Chai from Starbucks is a little too syrupy. If you make it with a tea bag or from scratch, it's much better!!!

MyLil'Mountaineers 10-10-2006 02:46 PM

Re: Chai Tea
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by spathakis (Post 355823)
this is how we make tea in India.. at home every day
If you live in TX drive to my place i will make you CHAI every day!!


BTW I have to mention thats its wierd to me that CHAi tea is called that
As i am from india and in hindi( our language) Tea means Chai
so to say Chai tea is like saying TEA TEA........


anyway

If only I lived in TX. I'd be there everyday!!!!!!! :thumbsup:

AKM 10-11-2006 06:46 PM

Re: Chai Tea
 
Here's the recipe my mom uses, not sure where it's from, but it's pretty good.

Instant Chai Tea
1 1/2c instant tea powder (you can use decaf)
2c powdered non-dairy creamer
1/2c dry milk powder
1c Splenda
1/4c Sweet'n Low brown sugar (or other non-calorie brown sugar)
2tsp vanilla powder (I think she gets this online somewhere)
1tsp ground ginger
1tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp ground nutmeg
1tsp ground cloves
1tsp ground cardamom
1tsp ground allspice

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process for 2 mins. Store in an airtight container.

To serve, place 2Tbsp in a mug and fill with hot water, stir well.

Makes approx. 48 servings. Enjoy!


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