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3 AMAZING CHAI RECIPES to try this Monsoon

June 12, 2015 172 0 0

Waking up to the sound of raindrops splattering on your window, taking a whiff of that wet aromatic soil, and watching the rains pour down with a cup of garama garam chai! Sounds like a wonderful way to begin a beautiful rainy day, doesn’t it?

Whether you’re a teaholic or not, nobody can say no to a steaming hot cup of tea when it’s raining cats and dogs outside. Chai becomes everyone’s cup of tea during this magical season! And so, to make your monsoon tea-time a bit more delightful, here are 3 chai recipes that you can try to make the most of this wonderful season.

Hot Chocolate Chai

Chocolate Chai Recipe @TheRoyaleIndia

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Chocolate and chai, 2 of the most beautiful things that ever happened to us!!! What happens when you combine them is pure bliss! Perfect to wash away your weekday blues, this drink will energize you and let you make the most of the beautiful day waiting for you outside.

What you need

  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 2 1/2 tbs hot chocolate powder

  • 1/4 cup thickened cream

  • 3 tps tea leaves

  • 1 large cinnamon stick

  • 2 whole pods of star anise

  • 3 cups hot water to brew the tea

Chocolate Chai @TheRoyaleIndia

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Method

  • Brew the tea leaves in a teapot for 5 minutes. Strain and set aside. Reserve the star anise and cinnamon.

  • In a milk pan, heat milk and cream on medium. When the milk starts foaming at the edges, add the star anise, cinnamon and hot chocolate powder.

  • Add a cup of the strained tea. Simmer, stirring gently and constantly for about 5 minutes until hot and steamy.

  • Pour in large mugs or glasses, dust with chocolate powder and lose yourself in the heavenly union of Chocolate and Chai.

Chai Latte

Chai Latte Recipe @TheRoyaleIndia

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Why go to a coffee shop when you can make the perfect latte in the comfort of your own kitchen? Why should coffee have all the fun when the same can be done with tea? This Chai latte recipe is easy to make and will help you make the most of a lazy monsoon day. Just one cup of this mouthwatering beverage and you’ll be hooked.

What you need

  • 2 tea bags

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons refrigerated French vanilla non-dairy creamer

  • Whipped topping and ground nutmeg

Chai Latte @TheRoyaleIndia

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Method

  • Brew the tea bags, cinnamon, ginger and allspice in the coffee filter of a drip coffeemaker.

  • Combine milk, brown sugar and creamer in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through and sugar is dissolved.

  • Pour milk mixture into mugs; stir in tea.

  • Dollop with whipped topping, sprinkle with nutmeg if desired and enjoy your yummilicious drink!

Hot Spiced Green Tea

Green Tea Recipe @TheRoyaleIndia

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If you belong to the health-conscious lot, green tea is always the best option. However, there’s no reason you shouldn’t experiment a little to make it taste better. This recipe is great for sore throat and a sour mood too. Just gulp it down for instant relief from all your mental and physical grievances.

What you need

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 4 green tea bags

  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot

  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

  • 4 cardamom pods, crushed

  • 4 cups boiling water

  • 2 tablespoons honey

Method

  • Combine cinnamon sticks, green tea bags, fresh gingerroot, grated lemon peel and cardamom pods in a large bowl

  • Add boiling water. Cover and steep for 5-6 minutes.

  • Strain, discarding tea bags and spices. Stir honey into tea.

  • Pour into cups and enjoy the relaxing warmth that follows

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