Published on November 21st, 2012 | by Becky Striepe0
DIY Chai Recipe for your Handmade Holiday
Food gifts are such a great way to go handmade and please almost anyone on your list. This chai recipe makes enough mix for four of the folks on your gift list!
Chai is a traditional Indian spiced tea, and there are lots of different ways you can make it. If you’re used to ordering Chai at Starbucks, you probably think of this drink as a super sweet, super milky treat with a nice, spicy undertone. The mix below is not like this. Brewed chai is lovely, because you can add as much (or as little!) milk and sweeter as you like, and this mix is a little bit spicier than the commercial chai at many coffee shops. The spices are what shine in brewed chai, and I much prefer homemade chai tea to the sort you buy on the go.
Hand-mixed teas make a great gift, and chai is a perfect tea for the holidays – it’s deeply spiced and delicious mixed with a little almond milk and maple syrup. When you’re giving out loose tea, it’s a good idea to include brewing instructions. If your giftee isn’t a big tea-drinker, you might also want to include a tea ball or diffuser, to make it easy for her to make the tea you mixed up.
This tea would be beautiful packaged in half pint mason jars. The recipe below makes enough for four of these.
photo by Becky Striepe