What Is Chai and How to Make It
When you are saying "chai tea," you are basically saying, "tea tea."
Chai Spice Recipes
In the U.S., chai has become know as the tea flavor that incorporates satisfying notes of cinnamon and cardamom, but, in India, that's how all tea is prepared. Though chai can vary slightly from region to region—or based on personal preference—the basic ingredients are always the same: tea, milk, spices and sweetener. It's easy to make your own cup at home, but we also love to use this fragrant tea in sweet desserts and savory entrees. Here, our best recipes featuring chai.
Rooibus chai leaves, which are grown in South Africa, resemble tea leaves but come from a different plant and don't have any tannins. They have recently made an appearance on store shelves here. You can substitute black tea in this recipe; add it during the last 5 minutes of simmering. More Brunch Recipes