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HOW TO BREW CHAI TEA USING A TEA POT

How to brew chai in a teapot

Part 1

Collombatti Naturals - Cups of tea with macarons and milk

Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

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 is 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 FOR A GREAT CUPPA

Collombatti Naturals - Three cups of chai

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.

HOW TO BREW COLLOMBATTI NATURALS CHAI IN A TEAPOT
Collombatti Naturals - Sweet'n'Sticky chai - loose leaf

To kick start this series I thought I’d start with a classic way of brewing tea, in a teapot. 

This method is, of course, the easiest but perhaps not the most traditional way to enjoy our delicious chai. The chai I decided to use in this test is our Sweet’n’Sticky Honey Chai. This tea comes already infused in our delicious, cold pressed honey and its super yummy!

 THE TEA MAKING PROCESS

Collombatti Naturals - Teapot being filled with water

Photo by Tanushree Rao on Unsplash

Step one is to 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. 

Step two, pour in your boiled water.

Step three, 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 don't have 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. 

Step four, Enjoy!

CAN YOU OVER-BREW COLLOMBATTI NATURALS CHAI?

Collombatti Naturals - Chilli chai and teapot with loose leaf chilli chai

Collombatti Naturals Chilli Chai Loose Leaf Tea

The longer you brew your chai the better the taste and stronger the flavour will be. As our black tea is low in tannin's, it won’t turn bitter and have won’t develop that over powering tannin taste.

This means you can go back for a second cup and it will taste just as good as the first, if not better!

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