Chai: The Spice Tea of India

by Diana Rosen

Storey Publishing, LLC | July 20, 1999 | Trade Paperback

Chai: The Spice Tea of India is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
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. 

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.5 × 7.5 × 0.3 in

Published: July 20, 1999

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1580171664

ISBN - 13: 9781580171663

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Recipes with Pictures Great recipes and suggestions to make tea and using chai spice mixes in food. Wish there was more recipes for baking.
Date published: 2012-07-05

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Chai: The Spice Tea of India

Chai: The Spice Tea of India

by Diana Rosen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.5 × 7.5 × 0.3 in

Published: July 20, 1999

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1580171664

ISBN - 13: 9781580171663

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 the Publisher

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. 

From the Jacket

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 is the perfect beverage for any occasion.

In Chai you'll find:

-  22 recipes for chai spice blends and variations from chai latte to iced herbal chai

-  Stories of the chai experience from India and throughout the world

-  Recipes for chai scones, cookies, cakes, and more

-  Ayurvedic health benefits of chai spices


About the Author

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.

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.