I love chai tea, but it can be a time consuming process to make it properly. And in the hot weather we’ve been having, an iced version has naturally been on my mind! I wondered if there was an easy way to make it and have it available for on-the-spot consumption, whenever the fancy takes me, so the other night I started fiddling around with the idea of a ready-made base I could just add the final touches to.
I’m not going to pretend this recipe is rocket surgery (ha)…really it’s just cold brewed tea with sweetener, but sometimes it’s the dead simple ideas that make the most glorious experiences, right? This recipe makes about 6-8 glasses of delicious iced chai….mmmm…I think I need one now 🙂
Southpaw’s Easy Iced Chai
- 3/4 cup chai tea mix or 2-3 chai tea bags
- 100ml agave (or to taste)
- 1.75 litres of water
- Ice cubes
- Milk of your choice (I used soy)
- Fill a pot with the water and add your chai tea mix or bags.
- Bring to the boil. Once boiling, let it go for a minute or two then turn off the heat, cover the pot, and let it sit for at least 10 minutes to draw.
- Strain the liquid into a large plastic jug, and then stir in the agave. Adjust for taste – I like mine a little bit sweet, but not over the top.
- Decant this sweetened tea into bottles and pop into the fridge until cold.
- When you’re ready to serve, fill a tall glass with ice to about half way. Fill the glass to about 3/4 full with the tea mix, then top with your milk of choice. Mix and drink!