HOW TO BREW CHAI IN A TEAPOT
Part 1 of our How to Brew Chai series
One thing I love about chai is that there are so many different ways to make it. You can enjoy it steeped in a teapot or cup, brewed in milk on the stove, latte style with frothed milk or drunk cold as an iced tea. With so many method variations, there’s bound to be a style to suit everyone!
As there are so many different ways to brew chai, I thought I'd start a series sharing my favourite recipes, tips and tricks for brewing this delicious tea.
TESTING DIFFERENT BREW METHODS
Now here was the hard part, testing different chai making methods (my job is so hard, sometimes....!) and passing on my findings that I learnt along the way.
BREWING CHAI IN A TEAPOT
To kick start this series I thought I’d start with a classic way of brewing tea, in a teapot.
Using a teapot is a quick and fuss-free way to make chai, however bear in mind it's not the traditional way to make it, which is using the stovetop method.
The chai I used in this test is our Sweet’n’Sticky Honey Chai. This tea comes already infused in our delicious, cold-pressed honey and it's super yummy!
THE TEA MAKING PROCESS
Fill your kettle with fresh water and bring to the boil.
Grab your favourite teapot and add one heaped teaspoon of chai per person. As I like to go back for seconds, I use two heaped teaspoons of this sticky goodness for optimal flavour.
Pour in your boiled water.
Let the tea steep for at least 3 minutes. This is important as the chai needs time to develop its sweet and spicy flavours. If you don't let it brew, it will be too weak and flavourless.
Because I used Sweet’n’Sticky Honey Chai in this test I didn't need to add any additional honey or sweetener, so it’s just a matter of pouring the tea into my favourite teacup and adding a good dash of milk.
CAN YOU OVER-BREW COLLOMBATTI NATURALS CHAI?
As our black tea is low in tannin's, it won’t turn bitter and have won’t develop that overpowering tannin taste. which is great news as the longer you brew our chai the better the flavour will be.
This means you can go back for a second cup and it will taste just as good as the first, if not better!