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Old 10-09-2006, 02:56 PM   #1
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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.
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Yup.. I buy the double chai in the red box.. and then make it and add sugar and half/half... SOO YUMMy!!!
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I buy the taster's choice stuff. It's about $3 for a container. I love it.
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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
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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
to taste.. i usually do like two spoons of sugar and enough half/half to make it look creamy
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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!
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:53 PM   #7
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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........


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Oregon Chai -- the original concentrate-in-the-box, not the powdered junk -- rocks my socks.
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Oregon Chai is the bomb! (did I just say "bomb"?) When I go to Starbucks, I get a Chai Frappacino with two extra shots of espresso in it. Hmmm, I miss Starbucks! The closest one here is in Frankfurt I think and that's two hours away.
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Re: Chai Tea

Starbucks uses the Tazo Chai - you can usually find it in the natural foods section. Oregon Chai is another brand that has a slightly different taste, but it's still good.

Just pour half chai and half milk - it's already sweetened with honey.

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