One of my favorite market splurges is an ice chai to sip while I shop. They are cool and delicious and full of just the right zing. This summer, I’ve upped my game and brought the joy of the market to my porch at home. Let me tell you all, steamy early summer afternoons have improved mightily!
Start with a loose chai mix. I have been preferring White Heron Tea’s Daybreak Chai for my recipes, but any would work.
At home I make enough at one time for several servings and keep in the fridge in a closed container (I use the extra large mason jars). It will stay good for 3-5 days, but may need to be stirred before pouring.
Combine 1 cup chai mix to one half gallon water (or any amounts maintaining that ratio) in a stock or pasta pot. Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer 45 minutes. Careful– if the pot gets boiling when you walk away, it will overflow! Strain out the chai mix using layered cheesecloth and refrigerate. To drink, pour over ice with sugar and milk, if desired.