How to make a slightly sweet and spicy hot chai to face the cold winter
Assam CTC , cinnamon, and fennel.
Anyway, on a cold day, I want to drink a hot drink that makes me feel relieved. Chai, which is popular in India and other countries, is a drink made by boiling black tea with spices such as ginger and cinnamon. It's a perfect drink for the day. I tried to summarize how to make such chai with a lot of photos in an easy-to-understand manner.
The ingredients used this time are milk, ginger, cloves, cardamom,
Assam CTC's 'CTC' is an abbreviation for 'Crush Tear Curl', and as the name suggests, black tea leaves are finely ground and rounded. If you can't get it at your local supermarket, you can easily get it from online shops such as Amazon.co.jp.
The amount required to make 1 liter of chai is as follows.
Assam CTC: 15g
Cinnamon: 1/2 stick
Cardamom: 5 grains
Cloves: 5 grains
Fennel: 1/2 teaspoon
First, prepare 15g of Assam CTC.
Next, prepare 1/2 stick of cinnamon, 5 grains of cardamom, 5 grains of cloves, and 1/2 teaspoon of fennel.
Finely chop the cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
Ginger should be finely chopped.
After preparing so far, put 500 ml of water in the pot.
Next, add Assam CTC and crushed spices to the pot and heat over high heat.
After boiling, heat for 3 minutes with high heat.
As time passes, the color gets darker and darker.
After 3 minutes, add 500 ml of milk and continue heating.
When it boils again, turn off the heat just before it boils over.
The finished chai was strained in a colander and transferred to the server.
When you pour it into a bowl and drink it, the sweet scent of cinnamon and cloves will pass through your nose along with the scent of black tea. Although I feel the scent and stimulation of ginger slightly, it is quite weak. If you want a more warm feeling, increase the amount of ginger or add a little black pepper to increase the stimulation. One of the charms of home-made chai tea is that you can customize it to your own taste.
Chai is delicious when it's freshly made, but it's also delicious when you add sugar to sweeten it or drink it cold. Customize the blend of spices and how to drink, and aim for your own supreme cup.
In addition, Assam CTC used for making chai this time can be obtained from the following link at 1410 yen per 500 g.
Amazon | Kobe Spice Assam CTC 500g Assam Tea CTC | Kobe Spice |