The most delicious and quick way to brew a cup of chai is to bring 1.25 measuring cups of water to a boil in a covered pot or pan. If you wish to make additional cups of tea add 1.25 measuring cups water for each serving or “mug” or chai you want to make. Some water will evaporate, even with a lid.
This brewing method results in a full-bodied chai. This method allows for the essential oils and flavors of the spices and tea to be released. It is how we prefer to drink our chai, yet we encourage experimentation.
Find out what works best for you by making a cup or two and determining whether you enjoy a greater or lesser pungency of the essential oils that are activated, then decrease or increase the boiling time as needed.
Place one teaspoon of chai mix into the pot or pan for each measure of water that you’ve added, once it begins to boil. Let the water and chai mixture continue to boil for 12 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let the chai steep for another 12 minutes.
Add Califia brand almond creamer, or another creamer as desired, and sweeten with honey.
Strain your chai into mugs and enjoy.