This should be named perfect chai! It has a great balance of flavors and a yummy texture. I would say you have to use a strong black tea for the right flavor.
I used 2 c water in the recipe but kept the same measurements for spices. I think I might still increase the cinnamon, ginger and fennel next time. I used 6 bags of tea instead of loose tea.
This is wonderful. I love chai but don't like the sugar. I made it up to the point of adding the milk and sugar, let it cool and put it in mason jars in the fridge. Then each morning I would just put half chai, half soy milk in a cup, heat it and then add stevia for the sweetener. Much better than the premade chai! Thank you
I used black tea after reading a previous review, and this was delish! Thanks Rita! I love chai!! **Made for ZWT* 2012**
Now this is a lovely chai. Perfectly spiced, sweetened and a nice ratio of milk/cream. I really enjoyed this tasty drink. I must admit to drinking the whole pot myself....so good. Thank you Rita~ for sharing this recipe. It was quick and easy to make, I loved it and will be enjoying it often. Made exactly as written, used green tea, for the Fearless Red Dragons - ZWT8 - India.
Very good. Next time, I think I'm going to use a bit more ginger and simmer the spices longer - it wasn't quite as spicy as I like it, but that didn't stop me from drinking it!
This was pretty good chai tea. I skipped the dried licorice root and am glad that I did as the star anise gave it more than enough licorice taste for my liking - in fact I will probably cut it down to one next time instead of the two posted. I used honey instead of sugar but kept everything else the same. Thanks for posting
Being a confirmed chai addict, this is my mainstay recipe now! Nice and spicy, just how I love my chai. The only thing I omit is the licorice root and I generally pump up the peppercorns a little. The prep is easy as well and adding the tea just towards the end makes for an awesome cup of chai. Thanks for posting, Rita! :)
yum! Tastes like the chai I get from my 2 favorite indo/pak restaurants and I agree with another poster....it must have the fennel! I don't think this chai is too strong or too weak. Most coffee - cafes in the USA make it too strong.
Perfect. It reminds me of the tea my best girlfriend, Aakshi, makes. In my opinion, Chai must have the fennel!!! So wonderful, thank you for posting.