Once you have the Dirty Chai, there’s no turning back!
Milk tea when mixed with coffee is often referred to as dirty chai. We take it a notch up by adding our signature 7 spice blend to it thereby creating a wonderfully smooth drink. One sip of this distinctive beverage will leave a creamy mouthfeel when drunk with milk (or its substitute). The premium coffee in this blend gives your chai an additional caffeine boost leaving you energized for the day! The spices selected in the blend naturally combat the acidic nature of coffee so it’s not too strong on your belly!
Fun fact- “ A double dirty chai” refers to two shots of espresso when served at a cafe.
What is the Origin of dirty chai tea?
- Dirty chai tea originates from the Indian state of Bihar.
- The name “Dirty Chai” comes from the fact that the tea leaves are left to steep in a dirty water pot.
- It is quite popular in India, and it is usually served cold.
- It is believed that the tea was originally brewed as a way to cleanse the body and mind.
- The tea is often mixed with spices like cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon to give it a unique flavor.
- The spices that are used in dirty chai tea include cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and black pepper.
What are the Serving tips for Dirty chai?
- Use freshly brewed chai to get the most flavors out of it.
- Carefully measure out the water and milk before you begin to make the chai blend.
- Add the milk and water to the teapot and stir well to combine.
- Steep the tea for a few minutes and then strain it.
- Bring the chai blend to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for a few minutes.
- If you want to make it spicier, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the recipe.
- If you want to make it sweeter, add a few drops of honey or sugar.
- For a creamier chai, add a dollop of heavy cream to the recipe.
- Serve hot with milk or sugar added to taste.
How to store Dirty chai tea leaves?
- You should store the chai leaves in an airtight container to preserve the nutrients and flavors.
- Make sure the leaves are tightly sealed so that oxygen doesn't get to them.
- Do not store it near heat or direct sunlight.
- Keep it refrigerated if you are going to store it for a longer duration.
- Do not boil or reuse the chai once it has been brewed.
When/How to Brew?
Add 3 teaspoons (45 ml) per cup/small mug to water reservoir. Fill the pot with fresh water and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat to medium-low and add a teacup or small mug containing the desired amount of Dirty Chai steeped leaves. Steep for 2 minutes, then enjoy!
What are some good ways to enjoy Dirty Chai?
There are plenty of ways to enjoy this delicious tea—plain or with milk or honey. You can also try it iced for a cold drink on a hot day! And if you're looking for an extra kick in your cup, add some cloves or peppermint extract to your brew!
Here are some details about its individual ingredients:
Ginger: A strong source of ginger can help stimulate digestion and fight nausea. It also boosts appetite and aids in weight loss by helping to regulate blood sugar levels. In addition, ginger contains antioxidants that protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Cardamom: This spice is known for its sweet taste and warming effects; it's especially effective when used in food or beverage recipes as a flavoring agent. Cardamom helps to reduce anxiety and stress while promoting relaxationism mood swings etc.
Cinnamon:One of the main compounds found in cinnamon is cinnamon acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties and helps prevent digestive problems such as constipation and diarrhea. The compound also improves heart health by lowering bad cholesterol levels while raising good ones! Cinnamon also enhances antioxidant activity within our bodies!.
Cloves: Known for their pungent aroma (which many people find unpleasant), cloves play an important role in Dirty Chai's flavor profile thanks to their essential oil content. These oils have antibacterial properties, so they're great for keeping your drink clean! They can even help improve memory function !
“The flavors are intense yet smooth – perfect for those chilly days when you just can't seem to get the chill out! ”
“Dirty Chai is a blend of black tea, spices, and cream. It has a rich and fragrant taste that can warm you up on a cold day. ”
Dirty Chai is a popular Indian chai tea that has a distinctive, yet not too overpowering, flavor. The tasting notes for Dirty Chai include cinnamon, ginger, cardamom pods, clove buds, and black peppermint. It is made by combining black teas with spices such as cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon. The resulting drink has a slightly bittersweet taste and hints of vanilla.
Below are the tasting notes for Dirty Chai: A subtle but flavorful mix of black tea and spices Tangy with just a hint of sweetness Mildly bitter with an underlying warmth.
This blend of chai and espresso from ChaiBag is the perfect pick-me-up for early mornings or mid-afternoon slumps. The spices and coffee combine for a tasty and energizing drink.
ChaiBag's Dirty chai has a fiery kick that will wake you up and keep you going all day long.
Everything I've had so far didn't feel this authentic. The smell and texture of the tea feels so genuine. Highly, Highly recommended!!
I love how ChaiBag's Dirty chai takes traditional chai and adds a unique twist with the addition of instant espresso. It's a bold and flavorful drink that's perfect for anyone who loves a little
I ordered many varieties of blends from various other brands. But this Dirty Chai goes really well with my vanilla creamer. I can't tell how beautifully this chai is blended. A must try I would say.