When brewing tea, always start with fresh, cold water and high quality organic tea. It is important to choose organic teas as conventional teas absorb chemical pesticides into their leaves which release into hot water during the brewing process.
Heat water to just below a boil and pour over tea. Use about one teaspoon of tea for each eight oz. of water. Allow tea to steep for 3 minutes, strain and serve.
SUN TEA — ICED TEA
Pour cold water over tea and let set for approximately 10 hours. Try 2–3 tablespoons per 1 1⁄2 gallons. Pour the tea through a strainer and serve. This sun tea method allows the tea to stay clear, unlike hot brewed iced tea, which often clouds and can taste bitter.
(makes 1 serving)
Combine in a pan 2⁄3 cup boiling water over 1 heaping teaspoon loose Chai. Simmer for 3-5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add 1⁄3 cup milk, or your favorite non-dairy alternative. Simmer for two more minutes and strain into a serving cup. Add sweetener to taste.... we love honey best.
Feel free to experiment with proportions. Use more chai mix or add more black tea for a stronger, spicier tea. Add more milk for a lighter, smoother taste. Try adding a dash of vanilla powder or extract to your cup, or serve it cold over ice. Adding Rooibos tea can be divine. Chai can be as individual as the maker!