mmmmm...chai

Discussion in 'Beverages' started by blueeyedmerle, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. blueeyedmerle

    blueeyedmerle Member

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    i got so sick of paying rediculous prices at starbucks and other coffee chains for my chai every few days that i decided to make my own. i just about had it yesterday when i bought a chai latte at barnes and noble and they charged me for extra chai and for soymilk, which costs less than regular milk.

    anyway - enough venting - my apartment smells wonderful tonight, all the lovely spices brewing together. i can't wait to try it. i'm so excited to be making my favorite drink on my own! i think it will make it so much more satisfying. i'll let y'all know how it tastes!
     
  2. BradinTheGreat

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    I love chai! There's a place near where I live called The Last Drop Coffee Shop. They make the best chai! I hope yours turns out great!
     
  3. blueeyedmerle

    blueeyedmerle Member

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    thanks - its almost done!

    the best chai i ever had was in crested butte colorado - i can't remember the name of the shop but ill always remember the chai. it was so strong and spicy. ive never had anything even compare.
     
  4. KozmicBlue

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    I lllllove chai tea too. :D I think I lllllllove the smell even more than the taste coz it's just so incredibly yummylicious. :D
     
  5. Soulless||Chaos

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    Chai tea is the mostest bestest drink in all of the world. :D
     
  6. zeljko-h

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    is this chai thing some brand name or what? i mean, in croatian ''chai'' means ''tea'', so i read here you drink tea-coffee and tea-tea, but tea-tea is the best, lol
    please explain, somebody
    thanks
     
  7. HippyFreek2004

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    Chai is a specific blend of spices/herbs/leaves/whatever that is used to brew a tea. it's got a very distinct taste and smell, almost like pumpkin spice.

    I love it. I had my first one when I got here to Seattle, and I fell in love. Nothing better than a chai tea latte.
     
  8. YellowBellyHippy

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    Love Chai! I had an iced chai the other night at Barnes and Noble and it was great. I wasn't sure if I would like it iced or not but you just can't drink hot tea when it is 106 degrees outside. Damn it, I can't wait to move out of this nasty fucking place called Texas! Hrmph!
     
  9. zeljko-h

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    ok, thanks. i'll ask in tea-shops if they have it, but i'm afraid they all have the same variants of green and white teas. too bad we don't have some chinese herb-shop here in zagreb instead of this hundreds chinese shops with cheap chlotes and plastic junk
     
  10. Beautiful_Day

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    Its the same here in the UK with all the chinese plasticy junk shops!!

    but as far as chai tea is concerned, its not really a chinese thing....its more western.. Basically its just tea (black, green or white) with added black peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, galangal maybe, whatever spicy stuff you can get you hands on :)
     
  11. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Chai is indian, and also means tea in Hindi.
    In Hebrew it means "life" and I read something into that!
    to make chai you need
    good black tea, cardomom, cinnamon, black pepper and cloves.
     
  12. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    oh, I add ginger because I like spicy "zings."
    I also like spicy THINGS. the above is not a typo.
     
  13. IronGoth

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    Please stop saying "chai tea!"

    Chai is the word for "tea" in dozens of languages.
     
  14. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    unless they mean life tea!
     

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