Chai It, You’ll Like It: How to Make Loose Leaf Chai
As we move toward the darker, colder days of winter, it’s the perfect time to rekindle old traditions and begin new ones ̶ especially yummy ones made on the stove! For those of you that have never made loose leaf chai before, winter is the perfect time to give it a try.
Here’s a couple recipes to get you started:
Combine in a pan 2/3 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of loose leaf chai. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add 1/3 cup milk (or your favorite non-dairy alternative). Simmer 5 minutes and strain into a serving cup. Add sweetener to taste, then sip and savor. Makes one serving. Increase portions for multiple servings.
In a French press, pour 2/3 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of loose leaf chai and steep for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, warm 1/3 cup milk in a saucepan. Press and pour brew into a serving cup. Add warmed milk and desired sweetener. Makes one serving. Increase portions for multiple servings.
Remember: You can experiment with proportions. Use more chai mix for a stronger, spicier tea. Use more milk for a smoother taste. Try adding a dash of vanilla extract to your cup, or serve it cold. Chai is as individual as the maker!
What is your favorite way to make chai? What sweetner or creamer do you use, if any? Have you tried loose leaf chai before, or do you love the convenience of a tea bag? Let us know below, and one random winner will be chosen to receive a 2.1 oz box of Original Chai and Decaffeinated Chai, plus a box of our Chai Spice! We’ll choose a winner on Wednesday, November 23rd!