Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall HoffTea

As the air turns brisk and it gets harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning, I long to be warmed by familiar fall favorites: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves...all of which can be conveniently found in one place - Chai Tea!

So come fall, I switch to making HoffTea with Chai Tea.  If I can't find loose leaf Chai, I will use Tazo's Chai Tea and tear the tea bag open to release it's  inner goodness to brew along with my morning coffee.  I put the tea on top of the coffee grounds so it can infuse into the coffee while the water drips down.

Chai Tea is a rich black tea from India - traditionally made with milk, I use a milk substitute (vanilla almond milk, to be exact), cut with water (I find using all milk to be too rich) for mine and a touch of honey to bring out the spices.

Chai Tea has a warming, soothing effect and also acts a natural digestive aid due to the variety of spices.  This tea also gets a kick from the addition of pepper, as you can tell, Chai is definitely not your typical tea.  Once you try it, expect it to become one of your favorites.

While I typically brew my own Chai at home, you can score a Tall, Soy, Chai (my drink order) at your local Starbucks!

Bring It, Fall!
The Hoff

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