Tea is a delicious drink that connects many cultures together since it is one of the most common drinks in the world. Some drink it for a jolt of caffeine in the morning and some drink it for a traditional tea ceremony. Regardless of its purpose tea has been constant in society for many centuries.
Featured tea: Chai tea.
Chai tea is starting to really take its staple by appearing on more restaurant menus throughout the world. Chai tea, named for the Hindi word for tea itself, have peaked in popularity for tea enthusiasts everywhere. In fact, in India, Chai tea has reached a pinnacle of popularity that has surpassed even coffee! Many interesting and unique chai tea recipes have been passed down through Indian culture for generations.
Chai tea is basically a tea that is infused with a variety of spices. Those spices can include but not limited to cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom, star anise, nutmeg, black pepper corn, etc. Added to these spices is a strong black tea to match. Some may substitute the black tea for a rooibos tea instead. It all depends on preference. Adding sugar or honey to sweeten the tea will give the spices a pop of flavor and adding milk will give the tea a smooth finish.
Chai tea can be found literally anywhere! We offer our spin on chai tea with many spices and chamomile to give it a nice balance. Our Chamomile Chai tea is made with Darjeeling black tea which gives the tea a rich taste. It is recommended to boil this tea in a pot on the stove and prepare with 100% raw sugar, and a splash of almond milk.
Have you ever had Chai tea before? If not, you need to try it!