How to make good chai (latte)?
What is chai?
You have certainly heard or seen the word chai when you have been out to a cafe. But do you really know what it is? Chai means tea and has its origins in the Indian subcontinent. Chai is originally made with black tea, a mixture of different spices, milk and sugar. So chai is actually tea with milk. If you say "Chai tea", you actually say "tea with milk tea" and if you say "chai tea latte" you say "tea with milk tea with milk". Were you confused? - From now on we only say chai!
A chai blend usually consists of black tea, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, cloves and cardamom, although there are probably as many different blends of chai as there are families in India.
This is how we make a good chai(Time consumption: Under 15 min ) You need this:
- Masala chai (buy here)
- Bring 2 tablespoons masala chai for each cup (which is about 2dl) in a pot
- Top up with milk (2 dl per cup is usual)
- Bring to a gentle boil, turn down the plate and let it brew for 4-6 minutes
- Then strain this into the cup
- Add the desired amount of sugar to the pot (maybe 1 tablespoon per cup?)
- Let it come to a boil and preferably simmer a little on a low heat, then the milk will become thick. (But be careful that it doesn't burn and boil over - it's quickly done)
- Feel free to sprinkle a little cinnamon on top if you made the milk thick enough (otherwise the cinnamon will float out)
| We received two gold stars for this tea at an awards ceremony in England!
This means that there are more people than us who think it is unique and excellent!
This is how you can make chai more easily
(If you have a T-brewer and milk steamer )
- Bring 2 tablespoons masala chai in the Tea Brewer
- Fill the tea maker half full with hot water and let it brew for 4-6 minutes.
- Place the T-brewer over the cup and strain out the tea
- Heat up and steam 2 dl of milk and pour it into the tea
- Sprinkle some cinnamon on top
- Add the desired amount of sugar to the tea (maybe 1 tablespoon?)