What is Chai Tea?
Chai tea is a savory blend of spices and tea that originates in India. It has become increasingly popular around the world, particularly in the United States. Chai tea is an ingredient in many unique blends of teas and recipes, from sweet milky dessert teas to savory Chai Latte drinks.
Chai tea is a combination of black tea leaves blended with aromatic spices including:
- Star Anise
- Black Pepper
Aromatic and Flavorful
Chai tea has an incredibly aromatic and flavorful profile. The spices create a spicy, sweet, and savory cup of tea with a hint of black tea in the background. The spices are often very bold in the blend and pairs nicely with the taste and aroma of the black tea.
Brewing chai tea is a relatively quick and simple process. The basics are as follows:
- Start with one teaspoon of chai for each cup of tea you wish to make
- Add hot water and steep the tea for 4 to 5 minutes
- Chai can also be brewed with milk and sweetener for a more flavorful and creamy cup of tea
Chai tea is a flavorful and aromatic blend of spices and black tea leaves. It’s a great way to enjoy a cup of tea, whether it’s on its own or combined with other flavors to really bring out the charms of chai. Brew it with just hot water, or add some milk and sweetener for a much more flavorful cup.