Shanti Chai & Co's All Things Tea Blog — Chai

DIY Chai Concentrate Recipe | For Chai Lattes & Iced Chai on the Go

DIY Chai Concentrate Recipe | For Chai Lattes & Iced Chai on the Go

To make easy, quick and delicious chai lattes, you will first need to make a chai concentrate. Concentrates are great because they store well in the refrigerator (2-3 weeks) and can be used to make chai lattes, iced chai, syrups, cocktails and more.

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Real Chai Latte: Recipe, Tips and Tricks!

Real Chai Latte: Recipe, Tips and Tricks!

Chai Lattes... ahhh. Spiced and sweet. Frothy and foamy and delicious. A perfect pairing of Assam tea, earthy and aromatic spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves... all topped with steamed milk (or milk alternative). When you order a chai latte at a coffee shop, your beverage usually consists of a sweetened chai concentrate (we will talk more about this on a later blog!) combined with milk. Both are then steamed, which simultaneously heats up and foams the beverage. While this often tastes delicious, in our (humble) opinion, this isn't a real chai latte. For us, a proper chai latte involves brewing...

Chai Chai Latte Original Chai Blend Recipe

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7 Health Benefits of Chai

7 Health Benefits of Chai

Need another reason to drink a nice cup of chai? Or how about seven! Traditional masala chai is made up of a blend of spices (like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, peppercorns, cloves, fennel) combined with a black tea, often an Assam tea. Each of the spices used in chai has its own list of health benefits, especially the well known and much loved spice heavy hitters like ginger and turmeric. So, we could spend an entire blog post on any one of them - and one day, we will! - but for this post, we wanted to focus on the health...

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Etymology 101: The Meaning of the Word Chai

Etymology 101: The Meaning of the Word Chai

Did you know that the word chai is the word for tea in Hindi? And going back even further, the word chai originally came from the Chinese word for tea, cha or chá. In North America, we often see menus and shops offering "chai tea" and "chai tea lattes" but technically this is like saying "tea tea" and "tea tea lattes" respectively. It can be a bit confusing! So let's break it all down.

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Learn How to Ice Your Favourite Chai, Blend or Tea with this Iced Tea Guide

Learn How to Ice Your Favourite Chai, Blend or Tea with this Iced Tea Guide

Learn how to ice your favourite teas with this downloadable Shanti Chai & Co's Iced Tea Guide here. Or read below to learn more about icing your favourite chai and herbal blends! Shanti Chai & Co's Original Chai Blend poured over ice and topped with cream. Learn how to ice chai, black tea, green tea and herbal tea/tisanes with both Quick Steep and Cold Brew Methods in this easy How-To Guide: Please feel free to share this guide with tea loving friends and family with the following link: https://shantichai.com/blogs/news/downloadable-iced-tea-guide-pdf   Iced Chai Iced Chai • Quick Steep Method Original Chai...

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