Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How To Obtain Chai Blissfulness

There is just something about Chai tea that is so good.  It is decadent, rich, spicy and has always been a special treat to me since I'd either have to buy it from the store or head to my nearest Starbucks.  Well, no more!  No more waiting, no more spending, and no more unsatisfied cravings!  My mom introduced me to a recipe that is so insanely simple, I can have Chai tea whenever I want and it barely costs me a thing. 

I suppose you want the recipe now, huh?  Well okay, since I'm in a Chai induced generous mood:


1 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 t. ground cardamom
1 t. ground ginger
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground cloves

Mix everything and store in the refrigerator. A small, glass mason jar with a plastic storage cap works well. The mixture will keep, refrigerated, for six months.

Next up is a pictorial to demonstrate how easy it is to make yourself an unbelievable cup o' Chai.  Prepare for utter bliss:


First, steep your favorite black tea in boiling water.  Place a spoon in the cup while steeping to warm it up.

 Grab your Chai concentrate from the fridge. 

 Dry off your warmed spoon when the tea is done steeping, then get a heaping spoonful of the concentrate ...

 ... and drizzle it into the tea!

Give it a good stir and immediately start enjoying it.

If you are a Chai latte fan, try this method of making great foam and mix it in.  See, no need to leave the house and spend four bucks on temporary heaven!


Zil said...

I need to make some more! Nice job photographing the process!

Anna said...

Ba-zinga! I'm loving this!