A decaffeinated, herbal version of the classic Indian spice tea, this Red Chai blends hearty red rooibos with house-roasted whole spices for a warm, decadent cup of tea for anytime of day. Delicious simmered in milk or steeped in water. Also try with a touch of sweetener.
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Rooibos*, Cardamom*, Cinnamon*, Anise*, Peppercorns*, Nutmeg*, and Cloves*.
- Scoop a heaping teaspoon of chai into your infuser.
- Heat water to 212° (just before boiling).
- Pour 8 oz. of water over tea leaves.
- Steep tea for 4-5 minutes (depending on taste preference).
- Remove infuser and enjoy tea.
Alternately, the chai blend can be simmered in milk for a few minutes (stirring so as to not scorch the milk). Sweetener, if desired, is added at the end. You'll have to strain it this way, but the resulting drink is richer.
Simply add to your infuser one heaping teaspoonful of leaf per 8 oz. of water and place it in your pot, then add the appropriate amount of boiling water and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the infuser, add milk and sugar and serve!
Our opinion is that a cooled concentrate works best, as regular-strength brew tends to become watery as the ice melts. So, use the above leaf quantities, but half the water, allow it to cool, then pour it over ice and enjoy! The brew will dilute down to proper strength as the ice melts. Sweetener and milk can be added at any point.