Chai Me

7 Aug

Take a deep breath and you can almost taste it,  Fall is coming!  One of my favorite seasons, to me fall is –  sweaters, bowls of soup, crisp air, apples, boots, nice frizz-less hair, and Chai tea!!!

Getting impatient for fall I invented my own Iced Chai latte (because lets face it, even though fall is ‘a coming, it’s still freakin’ hot out)

I will share my, self-proclaimed, best-friend approved, yummy recipe with you because that is just the kind of gal I am.

Iced Chai Latte

First buy some chai.  I used Bigelow Vanilla Chai because they make awesome tea and vanilla is just yummy.

Fill tea kettle (or however you boil water for tea in your house, pan will do) and bring to a boil.  Amount of water doesn’t really matter, I just go by a full normal size tea kettle

Martha Stewart CollectionEnamel on Steel Tea Kettle

In a gallon pitcher much like this one:

Place seven of the chai tea bags inside.   When water is boiled pour all contents of kettle into gallon pitcher.   Now time to add sweetener.  I used about three-quarters of a cup of honey but mine was sweeter than I like my tea (honey is sweeter then normal sugar) so next time I will only use half a cup.  You can use whatever kind of sweetener you like.  A good idea to measure by is for normal sugar 3/4 cup is plenty unless you like über sweet tea then by all means go for the full cup.  Stir well

Then let it brew ( in laymen terms just leave it alone) for about an hour or longer depending on the strength of the tea you wish.  For a latte, stronger is better.  I let mine sit for about 4 hours and I put the lid on just to help keep in heat to aid the brewing process.

When done brewing, scoop out tea bags and fill the pitcher the rest of the way with your choice of milk.  Soy and Chai go hand in hand with me, so I used my new favorite soy milk:

  Place in fridge to cool or if waiting is impossible, fill glass with ice and pour your newly made Chai latte over it and enjoy!

If you have any questions feel free to ask!

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5 Responses to “Chai Me”

  1. Un moment de mode August 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    I loooove chai and I loooove your blog! I’m not following on blog lovin’! 🙂 Can’t wait to see more of your outfit posts on chictopia!

  2. Un moment de mode August 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    I love chai tea and I looove your blog! I’m now following on blog lovin’. I can’t wait to see new outfit posts on chictopia too.

    • thehippiehousewife August 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

      yay!! Just so you know though I am not very good at maintaining a blogging schedule, I am more of a “when the fancy strikes” kind of girl. But I am trying to remedy this 🙂

  3. Tiffany Way August 12, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    I love chai so much my oldest kitty’s name is CHAI 🙂

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