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chai tea?

post #1 of 12
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My husband and I met our study group at Starbuck's last week. Since I dont like coffee, I got an iced chai tea, which I love now! Does anyone know how to make them? Bagel Nosh has a pre=mixed formula, and they are supposed to call me with pricing to buy it. Can you buy this stuff in the grocery stores or do you go to an oriental store, such as AJ's fine foods?
post #2 of 12
You can find it in grocery stores - I buy mine in a grocery store. Or you can buy it ready made, just add milk - I think you can find those at health stores or Co-Ops.

Good luck!
post #3 of 12
I know that Borders sells their chai mix. It was quite yummy when I tried it.
post #4 of 12
Lots of grocery stores sell it any more (used to be you had to go to a health food store). There's also recipes out there for it too.

Here's one:

Sally Champe's Masala Chai - Recipe More Drinks Recipes Solutions
Adapted from Chai, the Spice Tea of India, by Diana Rosen
Author Diana Rosen's friend, Sally Champe, a veteran traveler who has lived in India, has the simplest at-home chai recipe for Chai Diana has ever tried, thinking it makes a perfect beverage every time.

Simple Solution:
Sally keeps a can of spice-infused unsweetened condensed milk in the refrigerator; it is at the ready whenever the craving for chai surfaces. She just puts on a tape of Indian music, relaxes, and savors the taste of India.

1 14-ounce can unsweetened condensed milk (low-fat or nonfat, if desired)
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. Pour the entire can of milk into a clean, dry jar.

2. Add all the spices and cover tightly with a lid.

3. Place in the refrigerator. The longer it stays refrigerated, the better it gets.

4. To use, stir the mixture, and scoop out 2 to 3 tablespoons directly into a cup of very strong, very hot black tea. Ah!

1 3/4 cups

I'd recommend searching for a few and seeing which ones sound good and then trying them out to find your favorite. I don't like some of the mixes, but there's an Indian restaurant in Boulder, CO that serves my favorite.
post #5 of 12
Hmmm, I've never had it. I'll have to try it!
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
What's a co-op? Is Trader Joe's a co-op?
post #7 of 12
A co-op in Australia is a store where the shareholders are members of the community and quite often also shop there. The advantage of this is that co-ops usually stock items that you may not necessarily find in the aisle of an ordinary supermarket because the stocked items are there because a few shareholders/shoppers have requested that item to be stocked so they can buy it at their convenience.
post #8 of 12
Oops, I forgot. Here's a link about chai tea and several recipes. I haven't tried any myself or even heard of chai tea but I'd thought I'd help you find some info out there.

Chai Recipes - Including cookies??
post #9 of 12
They have co-ops here in the US too. I thought they were only in farming communities until I found one in a beach community here in San Diego. Usually they have lower prices, tend to be healthier (here in the US), and if you're a member the prices are even lower.

It's where a community comes together and puts their resources together to get better prices for goods than what they would get if each person tried to buy the goods individually.
post #10 of 12
I bought this pre-made chai tea once that you only add milk too and whoa momma! It is very sweet! I personally wouldn't recommend buying the pre-made stuff if you can make it yourself. I had maybe two cups out of mine and it's still sitting in the fridge.
post #11 of 12
I get my chai from a United Grocer's that's open to the public. It's where a lot of coffee shops and restaraunts get their stuff. The kind I get is from a company called Oregon Chai, and it's really cheap there. It's about $3 and makes 1/2 gal. It's the kind you just add milk to. I like the chocolate chai
post #12 of 12
I have never heard of it....what does it taste like?? hmm I am into new things though....
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