WINTER SURVIVAL GUIDE, TEA LOVER STYLE
As the cold January days are approaching, people everywhere are trying to come up with creative ways to stay warm. A mug of hot cocoa or coffee is nice, but the caffeine and sugar levels can be too much. Also, contrary to popular belief, not everyone enjoys the taste of chocolate.
So what would be a great alternative this winter? A cup of traditionally brewed Chai Tea! Indulging in this delicious drink from India has never been easier. All it takes is a small saucepan, enough milk for a cup or two, and some tea sachets from Teamore. We have two wonderful Chai Teas for this winter: our Impra Bombay Chai Black Tea, and Impra "Exotica" black tea with masala chai pieces.
Having a hard time deciding which Chai to try? For a smooth flavor of black tea and a 5000-year-old spice recipe, we recommend the Bombay Chai. However, for a bold black tea flavor with a beautiful blend of cinnamon chips, ginger, cloves and nutmeg, the Bombay Chai is the way to go.
- Pour the milk into the saucepan, and place the tea sachets of your favorite Chai tea into the milk. How many tea sachets? As many as you would put into your favorite tea mug!
- Set the heat of the stove to a low simmer, and slowly heat up the milk and tea. This process is more time consuming than pouring hot water over the bag and then adding milk, but allows for the spices and tea to infuse fully into the milk, creating a beautiful flavor balance.
- Stir occasionally, to prevent the tea bags from settling at the bottom of the pan for too long.
- Once the milk is nice and hot, but has not reached boiling, take the saucepan off of the stove.
The tea sachets at Teamore make the process of enjoying the Chai easier by preventing the tea and spices from escaping into the milk, so no need to strain! Just pour the freshly made chai tea into your favorite cup, snuggle under a blanket, and enjoy January.
Anyone can indulge in a traditional Chai tea this winter; this recipe tastes great with milk substitutes, and does not spoil if someone wants to add some sugar or honey to the tea.
Author: Marina I.