Welcome to our recipes page where we would like to offer you some brewing ideas, and we hope we can make your chai experience better. It is our great pleasure to bring to you natures wonderland of spices and all of our chai blends are made from natural ingredients with nothing artificial added, it is really worth the effort to take your time to prepare a chai that suits you ! Some of our blends also combine together really well and make a very tasty brew, and its worth trying a chilled chai which is delicious and energizing particularly in summer. If you have a sweet tooth, add a nice big spoon of honey or other natural sweetener, which really brings out the incredible spice flavors.
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.
Using a saucepan or stainless steel teapot
1. Mix 40 to 50% milk to 50 or 60% water, measure your portions out in a mug and then pour into your pot.
2. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of teaspoons of Chai per serve
3. Bring to the boil
4. Turn off the heat and brew for 5 minutes, or longer if you like a stronger brew
5. Reheat if required
6. Strain & sweeten with honey or other sweetener and serve
For a lighter summer brew try using a little less milk, or for an energising summer lift, serve chilled on ice with fresh mint leaves.
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 flavors 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.
Byron Chai Rooibos Blend
Our Rooibos blend is caffeine free, and is a mild flavored and a naturally sweet chai with subtle flavors 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 and like all our blends, this needs careful attention to work out a good brew suited to your own liking.
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, re heat 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, then serve.