Friday, 30 October 2015

Chai Cider Tea

Here is a very simple little thing; more of a trick than a recipe, definitely a treat.  Since there are a number of chai flavoured teas around, both black and herbal, use your favourite, and be prepared to adjust proportions and brewing times according to their differences and  your taste.

A commenter on one of my favourite sites, The Toast, mentioned this as an idea, and I went off and bought the cider at once. Another reason to regard it as one of my favourite internet places to visit.

per 1 or 2 servings
10 minutes prep time

2 cups apple cider,
OR 2 cups apple cider and water mixed
1 chai flavoured tea bag, black or herbal

For a stronger flavoured, sweeter drink, use straight apple cider, but if you prefer the tea flavour to predominate, use up to half water - a little experimentation will determine the correct proportions for you. Bring the cider, or cider and water, to a boil. Turn off the heat, throw in the teabag at once, cover and let steep for 4 to 7 minutes, until brewed to your liking. Remove the teabag and serve.

Last year at this time I made Wheat Crepes.


RuckusButt said...

I wish you had given a recommendation for your favourite chai tea :) Just in case some of us are still searching for "the one" bagged chai tea!

Ferdzy said...

Alas, once you have a reputation as a tea drinker, guess what you get for Christmas (birthdays, etc...) Consequently, I don't have a favourite chai tea - I just have chai tea. Lots of it. But on the upside, soon I shall have less! Seriously, I'm not a big chai tea drinker, and don't really have a fave. Sorry!