Monday, May 30, 2011

Chai affair




For the last six months, since I discovered my obsession with chai lattes, I have been on the search for a delicious at home alternative to the delicious ones my coffee shop sells. After months of disappointment – too sweet, too artificial, too expensive I may have finely found what I have been looking for. At a friend’s house a couple of weeks ago she served me the most delicious made at home chai and I immediately went out and bought some. The brand is Arkadia and comes in vanilla and spicy flavours. I have only tried the vanilla but will give the spicy one a try next time. It is about $6 a pop at Woolies but is worth it. The box recommends using 2-3 teaspoons; I recommend going for the whole three otherwise it can taste a little watery. What is your go to tea? My cupboard is bursting with tea at the moment but I can never help buying something new to try.


  1. Hi :)
    I went to India a few years ago and they love love love chai- unfortunately I didn't, but I fell in love with darjeeling tea! Have you tried that? its nice. also like peppermint tea.. its very calming and nice to have first thing in the morning.
    loving your blog xxxx

  2. oh and cute russian doll cups are they yours?

  3. I have never been a tea person (at all) but lately I've been trying to make myself drink green tea. I don't necessarily enjoy it yet, but I'm hoping that in time, I will. :) I do like chai lattes, but I'd never choose one over coffee. :)

  4. I like to heat up milk in the microwave, then whizz it up with one of those little frother things, and pour it into the chai. Then it's all foamy on top. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and it's just like they make in the coffee shops!

  5. I need to try this, so many people drink it where I am so it must be nice! I have this spicy tea at the moment, I'm not sure if it is supposed to be spicy, as it came in a normal packet, but it tastes a bit like Earl Grey.


  6. love the matryoshka mug--so cute :)

  7. I used to love chai tea. When we Jason and I went to life groups with our church we used to make a huge pot of chai. It was the best way to do ice breakers :)

    At the moment I'm just drinking a lot of green tea with Jasmine. And I spot the matryoshka mug from Typo :)

  8. Oh my gosh I need that cup! Russian dolls are my favourite~

    I love bought chai lattes but I've never been able to recreate the magic at home. I'll have to grab some of this stuff if I see it!

    I am such a tea addict. My latest favourite is PG Tips, it's just black tea, but it is so delicious! I think it's English? The Yorkshire blend tea is really good too. I drink a lot of green tea but in the colder weather I find myself having lots of black tea with either lemon or milk :9

  9. Great pics!

    By the way, thanks a lot for your comment!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,

  10. I adore good chai teas as well. One of the best ones I've ever had is from Kenya. One of my closest friends is from there and she always has some yummy kenyan chai tea.
    I'll have to look into this one-in the meantime, I've been making Tazo's organic chai tea. It is pretty good. Not as strong as I would prefer, but it is still tasty.

    This site has a slew of good chai recipes:

  11. I love the spicy one, and i use about 5 big spoonfulls.... in hot milk! So, so good. I just founf you little internet space. Its lovely over here.

    p.s cute mug!

  12. I have never tried chai tea, but come this winter I'll have to brew some for me and Chad.

    My favorite go-to tea as of right now is iced tea (especially since it's hot, hot, hot where we are right now.)

    P.S. Thanks for including me in your sweet! :)

  13. Mmm ... chai. It's so indulgently amazing, isn't it? I've found one brand that is gluten free so far, but I'm always on the hunt for more! Do you know if this brand is?

    Love the Typo mug!

    x Jasmine

  14. I tasted chai tea not long ago for the first time and really enjoyed it, even though i only had a sip. I then went to Coles and bought some lipton stuff and i made a cup and it smelt disgusting!! I couldn't even sip it it smelt that bad.

    I will have to go to Woolies and get some of this stuff, cos the first chai i had i really enjoyed!

    Generally I have an earl grey a couple of times a week, they're pretty standard but i love them.


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