How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Chai

The Chai Room blends are made from the finest quality tea leaves and spices and designed to be either brewed on stove top or steeped in a mug of hot water. The flavours will unfold with the gentlest of brewing and therefore do not need to be steeped for a long period of time.

Whether you’re celebrating with friends, catching up with family or just in need of a quick fix, you can make a cup with ease.


STOVE TOP METHOD - FOR WHEN YOU HAVE THE TIME

To make two cups of chai:

  1. Add 1 cup of water to a chai pot (or pan) on medium heat. Note: you can use milk in place of water at this stage if you prefer but we believe starting with water helps to maximize the flavour released by each blend.
  2. Add 4 heaped teaspoons of your preferred Chai Room blend Note: you may wish to use slightly less if you are using the Lemon Myrtle blend). Bring to a gentle simmer. Add additional sweetener if desired. 
  3. Add 1 cup of milk and bring to a slow, rolling boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a 1-2 mins before turning off the heat.
  4. Let the chai sit for 1 min or so then remove, strain and serve.


STEEP METHOD - QUICK AND EASY

To make one cup of chai:

  1. Put 2 teaspoons of your chosen blend in an infuser. Pop the infuser into your mug.
  2. Add boiled water until the cup is ¾ full.
  3. Add additional sweetener if desired.
  4. Steep for 2-3 mins (the longer you steep the stronger the flavour).
  5. Add any milk depending on preference.

ICED CHAI - A REFRESHING TWIST

To make one cup of iced chai:

  1. Brew 1 teaspoon of your chosen blend in boiled water for 5 mins.
  2. Strain and sweeten as desired.
  3. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hrs. If you are time poor, you can try pouring your brewed chai over a cup filled with ice. This will give a similar effect.
  4. Add any milk depending on preference and serve.


5th Jun 2020 Honest to Goodness

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