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Discover the sumptuous flavors, rich traditions, and healing powers of chai!
Spirited blends of spices such as anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves transform black tea into the rich, full-bodied elixir that has been enjoyed in India for centuries. As a warm, creamy treat with milk and honey or chilled as a summer cooler, healthful chai is the perfect beverage for any occasion.
In Chai you'll find:
- 22 recipes for chai spice blends and variations from chai latte to iced herbal chai
- Stories of the chai experience from India and throughout the world
- Recipes for chai scones, cookies, cakes, and more
- Ayurvedic health benefits of chai spices
Discover the rich flavors, unique traditions, and healing powers of chai. This heady mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, and cloves transforms black tea into a full-bodied elixir that has been enjoyed in India for centuries. Tea expert Diana Rosen explores the fascinating history of chai and offers 22 recipes for a variety of chai spice blends that can be used in both teas and baked goods. You're sure to find exciting and new ways to enjoy chai's spicy and rejuvenating qualities.
This flavorful combination of black tea and rich spices is now the up-and-coming
beverage trend. Rosen uncovers its history along with recipes for making and cooking with chai and serving suggestions for tea celebrations. Readers will find variations like herbal chai, iced chai, and chai cappuccino, plus recipes for masala cake, cardamom cookies, and chai scones.
Everyone loves chai, but there's much more to this sumptuous combination of black tea and rich spices than meets the eye. In this beautifully illustrated book, tea expert Diana Rosen recounts the fascinating history of chai, explains the very best ways to enjoy it, and offers 38 recipes for different varieties of chai and for cooking with chai and chai spices. You'll find delicacies like chai cheesecake, scones, or meringues; cardamom cookies; chai rice pudding; koftas; and more. Rosen also includes ideas and suggestions for tea celebrations, as well as detailed information on the health benefits of the chai spices.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-122) and index.
About the Author
Diana Rosen has a special interest in the traditions of world cultures and practices that enhance spirituality in everyday life. Her books include The Book of Green Tea, Chai, Steeped in Tea, and Taking Time for Tea.
Table of Contents
The Journey Begins
The History of Indian Tea
Classic Masala Chai
Masala Chai Comes to America
A Tea Lover's Tour of India
A Guide to Spices and Their Ayurvedic Benefits