The Chai Me At Home blend is One Stripe's take on masala chai that’s typically brewed in South Asian homes locally and abroad. Co-founder, Farah, grew up in a home where chai was brewed twice a day, every Friday evening after mosque, and every single time she visited a family member's home! This blend is loosely based on her mom’s masala chai, with lots of strong black tea and a hint of cardamom, ginger, and black pepper.
Chai is a personal drink and can be different from home to home and person to person. Some people boil their water first and then add milk. In Farah’s early days of working in NYC, she boiled her chai with only milk and no water! Some people brew for a few minutes, while some will simmer for 10 minutes or longer. This recipe is meant to be simpler, combining a little bit of everything at once and brewing for a longer period of time, making sure all the flavors combine perfectly for a strong cup of masala chai. Feel free to stray and find what’s best for you!
Makes 20-22 servings
Assam CTC Black Tea, green cardamom, ginger, black pepper
One cup brew instruction:
- Bring 4 oz water, 4 oz milk and 2 tsp Chai Me at Home blend to a boil
- Boil for 6-8 minutes
- Strain and add sweetener as desired
The black tea in this chai blend is organic and biodynamically farmed and directly sourced by One Stripe Chai from a small family-owned farm in Assam, India.
Lifestyle photo provided by One Stripe Chai.