Tealeaves Presents

Masala Chai Creations

Yield: 1 Serving

The Master Blender’s Chai blending philosophy is to use only high-quality fresh herbs and spices with strong, aromatic character and to carefully balance the competitive notes of cardamom against the mouth-numbing cloves and strong cinnamon. This tea’s natural digestive and carminative properties make it an ideal component for a rich, spicy after-dinner cocktail.

Steep using equal parts hot water and warm milk for a classic preparation. Or, try as a Chai tea latte – steep the tea in hot milk and add sugar. Alternatively, a tasty variation of this Chai blend is to serve with some condensed milk, thin slices of almond, and some saffron flowers. Adding some fragrant red rose petals and a spot of organic honey makes for a wonderful Indian experience.

Ingredients For Indian Chaippuccino

10 tsp
4 oz
Whole milk (or half-and-half for extra decadence)
4 oz
Chai liquor
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Brown sugar
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Cinnamon stick and whole star anise for garnish

Steps For Indian Chaippuccino

1.
Add 10 heaping tsp of Tealeaves Masala Chai (or Tealeaves Herbal Spiced Chai) in 1 quart of hot boiling water.
2.
Steep at least 1 hour (if you are in a hurry, to make chai strong and fast, simmer gently for 20 minutes) - you can let the chai steep for hours – the longer, the stronger.
3.
Decant chai liquor and store in the fridge.
4.
Add 4 oz of chai liquor and 4 oz of whole milk in a stainless steel vessel.
5.
Steam the milk and tea until frothy using an espresso steam wand.
6.
Serve in a cappuccino cup and float a whole star anise on the foam.
7.
Add a cinnamon stick and serve with brown rock sugar.

Variations

Festive Eggnog Chai

1.
Follow the above steps using eggnog instead of milk

Mocha Chai

1.
Follow the steps above in the basic recipe
2.
Add a drizzle of quality chocolate syrup and garnish with chocolate shavings (preferably dark or bittersweet chocolate)

Decadent Chai

1.
Follow the steps above using half and half milk instead of whole milk
2.
Garnish with whipped cream

Naughty Chai

1.
Follow the steps above in the basic recipe
2.
Add a generous shot of rum
3.
Sweeten with brown sugar
4.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick and float a whole star anise on top

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