Even in the sweltering heat, Chai in India is enjoyed hot. But many westerners have become accustom to a little something called the 'Chai Frappucchino.' Save yourself some money & some calories by using your Global Teas Rich Vanilla Chai teabags to make your own at home!
12 oz Milk or Cream (any type you prefer including non-dairy such as almond or soy)
2 Global Teas Rich Vanilla Chai Teabags
1-2 tablespoons sugar
Optional - Whipped cream
1. Pour 12 oz of your chosen milk into a small sauce pan. Heat on low for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Add 2 Rich Vanilla Chai teabags (string and tag removed, or cut open teabags and pour contents into the milk.) Turn up the heat to med-low (just starting to boil). Allow to steep for the next 10 minutes, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn. (If you're using cream, bring it to simmer).
3. Add 1-2 tablespoons sugar, depending on how sweet you like your Chai Frapp (omit sugar or use substitute depending on your preferences). Stir for 2 more minutes, allowing sugar to dissolve.
4. Remove from heat and allow to cool with tea still in for 5 minutes more.
5. Remove teabags or strain off teabag contents if you've poured them out of the teabag and allow the mix to cool to room temperature (or place in fridge to enjoy later).
6. Add 1 cup of ice to your blender and pour the chai mixture in. Blend on high and check consistency. If you want an icier frapp, add more ice and blend again.
7. Pour into a glass, add whipped cream (or non-dairy alternative) and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Add a straw and enjoy!
Dezerai Seitzer is the owner and founder of Global Teas, a retail line of tea that gives people the opportunity to help change lives by donating $1 from every pouch of tea sold to a non-profit organization.