This Chai-Tastic Recipe Is Your Key To Afternoon Bliss
Ah, Chai. The coffee house favorite that is famously paired with the fall. It’s only second to pumpkin spice lattes. This staple drink has a way of easing the soul and bringing a sense of peace to the day. So, when you find your errands amassing or deadlines coming quickly, it is the perfect companion to help get you recentered.
Made from rich spices, it has a way to naturally warm you. Chai is sometimes referenced as “Chai Tea”, but this isn’t the true name. Since Chai means tea in Indian, you’re basically saying “Tea Tea”. Plus, traditionally the spicy, milky drink we love is called Masala Chai. Masala references a spice mix. Good to know, right? So now that’s covered, going forward make sure to just say Chai, without the tempting tea following suit. (And it wouldn’t hurt to call it Masala Chai, either).
Now for a short history.
This beverage, now popular in America, has its roots in Indian culture. It has long been a prominent drink of choice to the natives in the country. It is made at home and can be purchased from street carts throughout India. While the spices may vary, the base of its richness stays the same. Whether it’s made with fennel seed, cardamom, clove, anise or some combination of all of these, Chai is bound to be tasty.
Let’s move onto the recipe. It is sure to be a staple for you and your home this coming season.
- In a pot over medium-high heat, bring the milk, water, spices and tea to a boil.
- Remove from heat.
- Let Steep.
- Pour into a mug and enjoy!
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