What’s not to love about a great chai tea? Most coffee shops make chai tea with similar ingredients, one specifically-chai concentrate. Chai concentrate makes for creating a delicious chai tea quickly. It contains a blend of teas accented with sweet cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and vanilla. After it is combined with steamed milk, it creates a hard to beat combination-or so I thought.
Here in Kenya, they make their chai just a little differently. It seems to be a staple throughout the country. Dormans Coffee for one, provides chai tea for a morning and afternoon teatime every day for all employees. It is made in massive amounts and no one misses it when teatime rolls around.
Although chai concentrate makes a killer chai, I personally believe the fresher the better. If you want to try the Kenyan way at home, check out this recipe (this is a large batch and from one of the amazing women who makes it at Dormans):
- 6 cups water
- 7 teaspoons tea leaves (or five bags) black tea
- 6 cups milk
- 10-15 teaspoons sugar (to taste)
- Heat together water and tea leaves in a saucepan.
- Boil 10 minutes and add milk. Heat to near boiling.
- Strain leaves.
- Add sugar to taste.
Maybe you can drink it with the Chai Shortbread Cookies with Pink Salt recipe H recently posted.