Byron Chai Indian Spiced Tea
This is our original blend and is made from finely ground spices and black leaf tea (caffeinated) and is quick and easy to prepare for a rich spicy brew !
Making a chai the way you really like it can take a little effort until you find the right recipe for that perfect brew. The spices in this blend are finely ground and can easily overpower if you heap too much chai in the pot, or if you put too little chai in the pot it may be a bit too mild and perhaps a bit too milky, the portions of milk to water you use affects the final outcome, take note also of how long you brew the chai for, if you find this blend a little too spicy, try adding some loose leaf black tea to your container of chai and this will dilute the strength of the spices.
Byron Chai Whole Spice Blend
Our Whole Spice Blend is a mixture of black tea (caffeinated) with whole cloves, broken pieces of cassia (cinnamon) whole cardamom and fennel seeds with some broken star anise, ginger and licorice root. The subtle flavours release slowly, however if this blend is left in the pot for too long, it becomes quite strong and the hot spices may overpower. It has more spices than tea and has therefore a lot less caffeine than our Indian Spiced Tea Blend so if you find the right blend it is a delicious chai for first thing in the morning. This blend brews well for those who don’t like a milky chai.
Try measuring out a mix of 10 or 20% milk to 80 or 90% water, add a heaped teaspoon of chai per mug and bring to the boil, allow to sit for 5 or 10 minutes, strain sweeten and serve. If you prefer a milky chai, try again and work out a milk to water ratio that suits your taste. Enjoy !
Byron Chai Rooibos Blend
Our Rooibos blend is caffeine free, and is a mild flavoured and a naturally sweet chai with subtle flavours released from whole seeds and spices with some lemongrass and some mint added, we have also added some roasted Dandelion to give it a bit of body and some added goodness. It brews up in a similar fashion to our Whole Spice Blend.
Try mixing about 10 or 20% milk to 80 or 90% water and a heaped teaspoon of chai per mug, bring to boil and then allow to sit for 5 or 10 minutes, strain, sweeten and serve. If you prefer a milky chai, try again and work out a milk to water ratio that suits your taste. Some of these blends also work well mixed together, try using half Rooibos chai and half Whole Spice Blend chai in your brew, they work very nicely together, or for a caffeine free mix, try using half Rooibos blend and half Dandelion chai.
Byron Chai, Dandelion Chai
This blend is a rich warming (caffeine free) chai. It not only tastes lovely but it also made of spices that contain fabulous health properties.
Like all our blends, a good brew suited to your own liking needs some careful attention to work out. Try measuring about 30 to 40% milk to 60 or 70% water with a level teaspoon of chai per mug, bring chai to the boil, allow to sit for about 5 minutes or 10 minutes. Then strain, sweeten and serve. The Dandelion chai is quite strong and about a level teaspoon may be enough for 1 serve. If you find you have made it too strong, reheat the chai and add some more water and milk. Or if too weak, just add a little more chai to the pot and heat again and allow to sit for a few more minutes. We are confident you will master your personalised Dandelion Chai after a few goes and will really enjoy your brew.