A little background on the cozy beverage- In India, Chai’s formal name is Masala Chai and is roughly translated to mean “spice blend tea” in English. Chai tea is not always made and consumed in the traditional form, but the key ingredients are similar to its Indian counterparts.
Masala Chai Essentials
The flavorful tea contains a few ingredients
1. Black tea
5. Something milky
Other spices are sometimes added - it depends entirely on the taste preference of the person or family drinking it! A few spices people love to add are nutmeg, black pepper, clove, fennel, cinnamon, and rose petals.
Chai tea is often made with steamed milk and can even be served cold. You can purchase bags of chai-spiced tea, powdered versions, or liquid concentrates at your local grocery store. Premade chai-spiced tea is tasty but, nothing beats it freshly made!
Prepare your taste buds, we’ve created a chai tea latte recipe with our product— RISE Nitro Brewing Co.’s oat milk! Wow sounds difficult right? It isn’t, it takes minimal time and uses ingredients you probably already have tucked away in your pantry or spice rack. It’s time to brew your cup of masala chai, game on!
3 cups of water
3 high bags of black tea
1 thumb-sized knob of ginger (it can be left unpeeled)
1 tsp cardamom, crushed
½ tsp cloves
½ tsp fennel seeds, crushed
1 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp whole black peppercorns
1 cinnamon stick
3 tsp brown sugar, or more to taste
1 cup RISE Oat Milk, or RISE Nitro Oat Milk Latte (my preference!) for a Dirty Chai variation
1. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients.
2. Boil and let simmer for 5 minutes, uncovered.
3. Use a fine-mesh sieve to strain your ingredients into a heatproof bowl or container.
4. Taste for sweetness— it might need some more sugar, depending on your taste preference.
5. Serve hot or allow to cool and store it in the fridge to serve over ice!
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