Chai: The Spice Tea of India

Paperback | July 20, 1999

byDiana Rosen

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Everyone loves chai, but there's much more to this sumptuous combination of black tea and rich spices than meets the eye. In this beautifully illustrated book, tea expert Diana Rosen recounts the fascinating history of chai, explains the very best ways to enjoy it, and offers 38 recipes for different varieties of chai and for cooking with chai and chai spices. You'll find delicacies like chai cheesecake, scones, or meringues; cardamom cookies; chai rice pudding; koftas; and more. Rosen also includes ideas and suggestions for tea celebrations, as well as detailed information on the health benefits of the chai spices. 
 

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Chai is fast becoming a popular drink in North America. Chai: The Spice Tea of India moves beyond the traditional recipe of cloves, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, black tea, sweetener and hot water. This exciting volume gathers Chai recipes from around the world and you’ll love reading Chai cooking recipes as well. With a co...

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Everyone loves chai, but there's much more to this sumptuous combination of black tea and rich spices than meets the eye. In this beautifully illustrated book, tea expert Diana Rosen recounts the fascinating history of chai, explains the very best ways to enjoy it, and offers 38 recipes for different varieties of chai and for cooking w...

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Discover the sumptuous flavors, rich traditions, and healing powers of chai!Spirited blends of spices such as anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves transform black tea into the rich, full-bodied elixir that has been enjoyed in India for centuries. As a warm, creamy treat with milk and honey or chilled as a summer cooler, healthful chai i...

Diana Rosen has a special interest in the traditions of world cultures and practices that enhance spirituality in everyday life. Her books include The Book of Green Tea, Chai, Steeped in Tea, and Taking Time for Tea.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.5 × 7.5 × 0.3 inPublished:July 20, 1999Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1580171664

ISBN - 13:9781580171663

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Extra Content

Table of Contents

The Journey Begins

The History of Indian Tea

Classic Masala Chai

Masala Chai Comes to America

A Tea Lover's Tour of India

A Guide to Spices and Their Ayurvedic Benefits

Chai Accompaniments

Recommended Reading

Glossary

Resources

Index

From Our Editors

Chai is fast becoming a popular drink in North America. Chai: The Spice Tea of India moves beyond the traditional recipe of cloves, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, black tea, sweetener and hot water. This exciting volume gathers Chai recipes from around the world and you’ll love reading Chai cooking recipes as well. With a complete history of the beverage included, there is no aspect of Chai -- preparation, recipes, or cooking -- left out of this book.