How To Make Organic Chai with Milk

how to make organic chai tea

When the cold chill of autumn leaves you reaching for a hot cup of tea, try making a traditional spicy organic chai with milk. Organic chai has many great health benefits, and has its roots in ancient Ayurvedic medicine.

This recipe makes for a rich cup of chai, and goes well with any of our hand-crafted organic chai blends.

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1/2 cup organic milk (cow milk, almond milk, hazelnut milk, hemp milk, or oat milk)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-2 tsp. sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1-2 heaped tsp. organic loose leaf chai tea

Instructions

  1. Pour all ingredients into a medium saucepan. Place over medium heat.
  2. Heat to a boil. Stir the chai while heating, scraping the bottom to avoid scalding the milk.
  3. When the milk comes to a boil, turn off the heat and stir well. Allow to steep for 5-10 minutes, depending how strong you like your chai.
  4. Carefully pour tea over fine mesh strainer into a cup and serve.
  5. Optional: If you like a frothy chai, use a wire whisk and vigorously whisk the tea in after it is strained. Or use an electric frother

Scientists Brew Tea in a Chocolate Teapot

Chocolate teapot

Have you ever heard the expression: “You’re about as useful as a chocolate teapot.”

The BBC ‘s The One Show challenged Nestlé to test the myth by developing a pot which doesn’t melt when filled with boiling water. Master chocolatier John Costello of Nestle’s Product Technology Centre in York, UK spent six weeks developing the teapot.

He chose dark chocolate made with 65 percent cocoa solids, since the low fat content would help it hold its shape better against boiling water. The mold required pouring in multiple thin layers of chocolate and took over two hours.

The resulting teapot was able to hold boiling water while tea steeped for two minutes. Surprisingly, the resulting brew had only a hint of chocolate flavor, with the flavor of the tea coming through strong.

So will we see chocolate teapots in the candy aisle anytime soon? We’ll just have to keep an eye on nestle to find out.

Why Use Cast Iron Pots

Are you wondering what the benefits of cast iron are? Look no further!

  1. A Teapot To Pass Down: Cast iron teapots are extremely durable. With proper care, they can last a lifetime (and longer).
  2. Retains Heat: Cast iron is good at retaining heat. The trick is to heat up your pot with boiling water before brewing tea. Dump the hot water out and brew tea normally.
  3. Presentation: Cast iron teapots are beautiful and ornate. The heft of the pot feels good in the hand. It makes for a great tea brewing experience.

Proper Cast Iron Care

  1. Hand wash with soapy water
  2. Air dry after use
  3. Don’t use on stove. Most cast iron pots have an inner lining that prevents rust, but doesn’t take well to heating on a stove.