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What is the best variety (and brand, too, please) of loose black tea to use in making chai? Thanks so much. ;o)

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

asked over 6 years ago
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hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 6 years ago

Per Cooks Illustrated any generic supermarket black tea will work. I personally like the Tazo Awake.

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added over 6 years ago

Do you have a good chai recipe? I am newly addicted. :)

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added over 6 years ago

GOOD CHAI MILK RECIPE http://3.bp.blogspot.com...

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added over 6 years ago

This discussion has made me very thirsty -- PaulJoseph, love your photo/recipes. Tea dust? I'll use the Russian tea, which is very small and assertive.

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added over 6 years ago

berkeley bowl west has a nice black tea in the bulk section.

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added over 6 years ago

I suggest a combination of Assam and Darjeeling with spices, but honestly, the best blend I have found is available at Adivasi:

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