Just had a couple cups this afternoon.
I followed East Side Rob’s recipe:
- 1.5 cups water
- .5 cup milk
- 2 tsp tea
- mix together in saucepan, bring to a boil
- add sugar, honey, stevia, or your sweetener of choice (I used honey).
- simmer 5 minutes.
The first time came out a tiny bit on the weaker side, so, second time I added more honey to the mix and more tea – I went with 4 tsp instead of 2. The bag said 2 tbsp (!) per 8 oz. water, which would be a ton, IMO, so making it with 4 tsp is a happy medium, I think, between what East Side Rob recommended and what Rishi recommends.
On the second try (with 4 tsp) the black pepper taste was just a little too strong. Next time I’m gonna try it with 3 tsp, and also shake up my bag before preparing it just to make sure all the spices are evenly distributed. Next time I’m also gonna add just a tad more milk because I thought it could’ve been a little creamier.
I’m not a huge chai drinker but I do like it every now and then and overall this is an awesome chai, highly recommended. I just need to work on getting the ratio of the various ingredients exactly how I like them.