Chai Latte Dreams - DHOL Spice Mix

Chai Latte Dreams

Step into the enchanting world of Chai, where the very essence of tea is transformed into a delightful experience with DHOL Chai Spice – a special blend meticulously crafted to elevate your black tea into a flavorful and soothing Masala Chai masterpiece.

Step into the enchanting world of Chai, where the very essence of tea is transformed into a delightful experience with DHOL Chai Spice – a special blend meticulously crafted to elevate your black tea into a flavorful and soothing Masala Chai masterpiece. Unveiling a history woven over 5000 years, chai carries with it tales of royalty and its roots in herbal medicine.

Across the epochs, masala chai has evolved, embracing a diverse tapestry of spices. Today, the realm of chai spice blends unfolds, offering a plethora of choices, each vying to become your personal favorite – a blend you'll inevitably fall in love with.

Crafting the perfect chai is an art, a skill witnessed in the hands of "chai wallahs" or chai baristas, representing varied walks of life, including those navigating their own kitchens while working from home. Elevate your chai experience with DHOL Chai Spice, a unique blend featuring organic, aromatic spices like cardamom, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and a touch of rose. This is your ticket to creating a beautiful cup of chai latte – an irresistible symphony of flavors that promises to captivate your senses and make every sip a moment worth savoring.

I begin by bringing water and milk, a 1:1 ratio, to a boil.  I then add loose black tea and let this simmer for about 1-2 minutes.

Traditionally, strong and robust black teas are preferred for making chai, as they can stand up well to the bold spices.  
  1. Assam Tea: Known for its bold and malty flavor, Assam tea is a popular choice for chai. It adds a robust base to the blend and pairs well with spices.

  2. Darjeeling Tea: Darjeeling tea offers a more delicate and floral profile compared to Assam. It can be a good choice if you prefer a lighter and more aromatic chai.

  3. Ceylon Tea: Ceylon tea, from Sri Lanka, is another versatile option. It comes in various grades, and you can choose one that suits your preference for strength and flavor.

  4. English Breakfast Tea: A classic blend of Assam, Ceylon, and Kenyan teas, English Breakfast tea is hearty and robust, making it a solid choice for a bold chai.

Allow it to reach another boil, then lower the heat to a gentle simmer. Introduce approximately 1 tsp of DHOL Chai Spice and let it simmer for an additional minute or two. Strain the tea into your mug. Add your preferred sweetener and stir. Meanwhile, gently warm about 1/4 cup of milk or oat milk without bringing it to a boil. Utilize a frother to achieve a delightful foaminess. Once satisfied with the froth, pour it over your chai. And for that finishing touch, don't neglect to sprinkle a bit more DHOL Chai Spice on top!

Let yourself dream about a warm, Indian sunset as you immerse yourself in the aromatics of rose, cardamom, ginger and nutmeg.  It is really something special.

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