Texas Chile Chai
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The cuisines of India and Texas each feature strong flavors—and that's inspired our Texas Chile Chai. We’ve added a bit of real chile pepper to a classic Masala Chai, and the result of this India/Texas connection is a spicy delight!
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1 heaping tsp per 8 oz of water, 212°F, 4-5 min
- The heavy spices in a Masala Chai beg to contain other spicy elements, and can include up to ten different ingredients
- Though not traditional, the chile pepper fits right in
- After sampling dozens of chile peppers, we unanimously selected the Aleppo chile pepper for its combination of heat and flavor
- Serve this iced at your next barbecue—the spice mixture in this tea holds up marvelously to any barbecue fare
- For a Texas-themed dessert, steep a strong batch of this tea and blend it with your favorite vanilla ice cream
- Many Indian matriarchs have a special (and sometimes secret) recipe for their Masala Chai, which literally means "spiced tea"
- The spices and herbs used depend upon the region of India, but the recipe is mostly variable from person to person
- The most basic spices in a Masala Chai are cardamom and ginger
- Spicy Tex-Mex food
- Highly spiced Indian or Thai food
- Any contrasting and cooling dish with mint such as Tabbouleh
- Dark chocolate truffles, ice cream or mousse
- Any sweet cream dessert
- Buttered toffee
- Caramel flan
India, Assam black tea, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, cloves, ginger, black pepper, licorice root, Aleppo chile peppers