Bold Chai Blend, 75g
100% pure spices are blended by us to create our bold chai blend. A delicious combination of cinnamon, clove, bruised green cardamom, black pepper, ginger, fenugreek and fennel seeds make this a full-bodied, spicy blend. Use as a loose infusion to fully bring out all of the wonderfully aromatic flavours - we reccomend using 8g per serving to give rich, warming flavours, or 10g for a more intense, punchy cup.
Bold Chai Recipe
8-10g bold chai blend
15g mulling spice
Sugar (or another sweetener of your choice) to taste - we like one teaspoon
Measure out the blend and add to a small saucepan along with 280ml milk. Stir the spices in to the milk, then heat the pan over a medium high heat and bring to the boil. As soon as it reaches a boil, stir and immediately transfer to a low heat (if you have an electric cooker, you may want to move it to a different hob so you can regulate the temperature right away.)
Simmer for three minutes, then strain out the spices before pouring into a mug and sweetening to taste. This recipe allows for evaporation - you should end up with one 220ml mug.
WHY DON'T WE ADD SUGAR OR SALT TO OUR BLENDS?
The spices we skilfully combine give such a flavour boost on their own, so we don't add salt or sugar to our blends. Some spices have an inherent sweetness - combining these makes delicious, sweet-tasting blends. The one exception to our rule on sugar is our Sugar Spice finishing blend, in which we use small pieces of crystallised ginger for its delicious chewy texture and spicy-sweet flavour. Other spices we utilise for their deeply savoury qualities. Salt is sometimes used whilst processing sumac berries and in curing chillies such as Urfa and Aleppo, and as such, may be present in small quantities in some of our blends. We use red miso powder, which is made with salt, as an ingredient in our Savoury and Rich spice blend.
You may like to add a sprinkle of salt to your food in combination with our finishing blends - we leave the choice up to you!
A NOTE ON STORAGE
Spices are best stored in airtight packaging, away from sunlight and heat. To keep our finishing blends as fresh as possible, we pack them into screw-lid tins. Replace the lids after each use, and store away from sunny windowsills and sources of heat, such stovetops. If you forget to replace the lid, the finishing blend may begin to lose aroma. Please note that even if you keep our finishing blends sealed securely, you may notice some clumping - this is because we do not use anti-caking additives. Don't worry if this happens - simply give the blend a stir or use your fingertips to break down any small clumps.
Orange peel, lemon peel, cassia bark, cinnamon bark, allspice, star anise, cloves, coriander seeds, rosemary, green cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon flowers, vanilla
For allergens, see items listed in bold in ingredients list.
A LITTLE ABOUT US
At spicy chameleon, we believe spices should be celebrated. Our versatile spice blends will bring creativity to your kitchen – use them alone or try in combination with our finishing blends to introduce even more layers of flavour to your cooking!
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