16 June 2011

Iced Chai Tea

My Mom has always been a big Tea lover. I remember her drinking a cup of Tea in the morning and one before bed. Like a ritual.

As an adult, I learned to love Tea, just like her. 

When I was little, all I wanted was to drink Coffee with breakfast just like my grandpa. 

My Grandmother used to prepare him a big cup of hot and milky Coffee with breakfast every morning. My brother and I used to beg her for the same treatment. Just to make up stop, she would fill half a coffee cup with warm milk, then add a few drops of Coffee and a sprinkle of sugar. 

We were convinced that was exactly what my Grandpa was drinking. We were happy.

Now I drink less Coffee, and more Tea. 

Chai Tea is second on my list. My absolute favorite is Earl Grey or English Breakfast. I drink it every single day as soon as I wake up. With a small pour of milk and a sprinkle of sugar, it's more of a therapy than a drink.

With the temperatures rising, hot Tea is transformed into Iced Tea during hot afternoons. Iced Chai Tea, that is. 

This is my version. Enough for two tall glasses.

2 Earl Grey Tea Bags
2 Chai Tea Bags
1 Clove
2 cups of Water
3/4 cups of Milk
Sugar to taste

-In a sauce pan, add the water, clove and tea bags. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to medium and let it cook for 1-2 minutes.

-Remove the clove and tea bags. Add sugar to taste. Let the tea cool a bit. Transfer to a glass and let it chill completely, in the fridge.

-Once chilled, add the milk and mix well.

-Serve in a tall glass with a few ice cubes and a sprinkle of good cinnamon.


-Yadi I.    



bayaderka pl said...

I love Chai Tea. And though I drink I am a coffee person, this tea is very high on top of my list.

Seelenschmerz said...

Great recipe! I love tea too! I'll try this mix soon! Greetings!

Hannah Mendenhall said...

Oh, that looks so refreshing and the styling is very cute!

Lu Ann said...

looks lovely! I like making some chai tea beverages myself. i have a tea blog you may check out if you'd like, we also have free monthly tea newsletters you can subscribe too! www.theteacupoflife.blogspot.com

can't wait to try this recipe of yours :)

Rachel said...

Ooh that looks so refreshing! Hopefully the weather here will warm up soon so I can enjoy one of these!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Even though it's almost midnight here and thunderstorming outside, it's hot as heck up in here. I could really use this delicious and utterly refreshing drink!

Bread & Oil said...

I have to try it! I love tea and my favorites are Earl Grey and breakfast :-)

Paula @ Dishing the Divine said...

that looks so refreshing!

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Sarah said...

This looks so refreshing and delicious. It's funny, my mom has a very similar ritual to your mom's but with coffee!

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) said...

I love chai tea and drink it all winter long. I never thought to try it iced in summer. Great idea! Will have to try this soon.

Yadi I. said...

@Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) Iced Tea in the summer saves my life!

Laura said...

Chai tea is my absolute favourite. I am so excited to try this!

mai said...

I always order Chai tea whenever I'm at starbucks. But now I can make it at home. Thanks for the awesome recipe. Looks yummy!

Katie Price said...

I googled Iced Chai Tea and found this post. It Looks Amazing, I'm going to go try it right now.

p.s. Beautiful blog colors :)

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