Posted by Jonathan Blakeslee on 28th May 2016
Making great chai at home isn't rocket science, but does require different approach than brewing most other teas. The best method involves simmering tea and spices in hot water, then adding sugar and milk, soy milk or other milk alternative. The result is classic Indian style chai. Happy brewing, Chai Garam!
- 1 Qt Saucepan
- Loose Chai, Sugar (or Honey, Maple syrup, Stevia)
- Milk, Soy or Almond Milk
- Small Fine Mesh Strainer that will fit in a cup or teapot
- Teapot or Cups to Strain Chai into
- Add 1 pint water to saucepan.
- Heat on stove until water comes to a boil.
- Add 2 Tbsp loose Chai + 2 Tbsp sugar (or honey/maple)
- Simmer Chai and sweetener in water for 5 mins
- Add 1 pint Milk, Soy Milk or Almond milk or just enough to leave 1 inch space below the lip of the pan
- Simmer milky Chai, stirring occasionally until the surface of the Chai has a creamy appearance.
- Be careful not to let come to a boil or to scald milk
- Place strainer over cup or teapot and pour Chai through strainer.
Amount of sweetener can be adjusted to your taste
For a video demo of the above recipe, please visit:
(or Google White Heron Chai + Youtube)