Friday, 22 May 2015

Chilli Chai Tea

If you hadn't guessed it by now, I LOVE TEA!

My favourite tea has got to be chai - I love any kind of chai tea and I love making my own.

This is the easy way to make brilliant tasting chilli chai tea :)

You'll need:
loose leaf tea
chilli flakes
cardamon
cinnamon sticks
cloves
anise stars

First of all, pick a nice container for the tea to live in. Make sure it can be air tight - we don't want it to get ruined!


Next, you need your tea. Pick wisely! I decided to make a decaffinated batch - Greg doesn't drink caffeine and loves chai, so this was a treat for him!

I thought I would try Brew Tea - wow. I was not disappointed. The packaging was so lovely that I didn't want to unwrap it! I got a lovely freebie too!

First step - pour your tea (once you have unwrapped it from the gorgeous packaging!) into the jar.

Break the cinnamon sticks into the tea.



Add four tea spoons of cloves, and two spoonfuls of cardamon.


Add two anise stars and two teaspoons of chilli flakes


For a sweeter touch, I would normally add a vanilla pod too - but I haven't for this batch! 



 ENJOY!

22 comments:

  1. I didn't actually realize that you could mix up all the ingredients ahead of time when making chai--for some reason, I thought you added spices after the tea was brewed. Clearly, I'm no tea expert!

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    1. I personally find that it lets it infuse better - but I also make it on the go too and it is just as yummy :)

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  2. Love this! Love anything spicy. Never thought of adding the chili flakes to my tea. Thanks!

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  3. I love tea, although usually the plain black variety. Living in India has really opened my mind to some amazing tea combinations and yes the Chai versions are now on the top of my list. The spices and variety of flavors make the drink so much more exciting. Loved your ideas above and your photos are fantastic, great post!

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    1. I would LOVE to have proper chai in India - I cannot wait - one day I will :) thank you!

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  4. Rowan,

    Love this post, and I love tea! I thought chai was all one blend as well! I love chili flavored stuff, so I shall have to try this! Have a great weekend! Thanks for sharing!

    Valerie

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  5. This looks so pretty! Is it weird to say that tea looks pretty? Haha! I would love to make something like this. I have chai tea at home all the time but I have never used loose leaf tea...

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    1. Haha I know what you mean - I find the look of the tea mixed up very therapeutic! :) loose-leaf is so strange as it really is a different flavour completely

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  6. I drink chai tea, never thought of mixing up my own. I bet it is better then the store bought. I love chili and spicy things but I have never tried it in my tea, May have to give that a try sometime. Sharing!

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    1. It is definitely a different flavour - you must try it :) Thank you!

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  7. Ok, so I don't really drink tea, but I didn't realize you could actually make your own like this! So cool!

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  8. Ooo! This sounds really amazing! Love chai tea, and these added flavors? Yum!

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  9. I love chai tea! This unique twist sounds amazing!

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  10. YUMMMY! It's really really hot here in Arizona right now, but when it cools off, this sounds really good!

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    1. You know what, this is good over ice too! :) thanks Mindy!

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