How To Brew Iced Chai (or Cold Brew!)

How To Brew Iced Chai (or Cold Brew!)
29 June 2016 Joanne

We get cafes coming up to ask us what’s a good way to make iced chai. Well, there are a few ways. Let’s run through the list, shall we?

1. Cold Brew

We’ve tried and tested this ourselves, and it’s our recommended way to cold brew Prana Chai. Best of all, it only takes a minute to prepare!

  • 100gm of Prana Chai
  • 1 litre of Soy/Almond/Coconut (or any plant-based milk)
  • Give it a quick stir. Pop it in the fridge and leave overnight.
  • Next morning, strain & enjoy!

 

2. Cold Brew (with a twist!)

This method is exactly like the cold brew method above, only that you add in turmeric, coconut milk and honey to the mix. This will give your ice chai a flavourful twist! As always, experiment with other ingredients to make a truly unique taste that can only be found at your cafe.

 

3. On Demand

What do you do if you don’t want to go down the cold brew method or if you ran out of your cold brew, and you need to whip up a serving on demand? This is our go-to method, but we highly suggest that you try this out yourselves beforehand and adjust for taste.

  • 20gm of Prana Chai into a milk jug
  • Add just enough hot water to cover the chai (~40gm to 50gm). Quick stir.
  • Leave it for a minute.
  • Drop in ice cubes to bring down the temperature.
  • Add in 300ml of cold soy/milk. (a combination of half-coconut half-soy, or half-coconut half-almond works really well)
  • Give it a stir and strain it into your serving glass.

Get Fancy!

Rub the rim of the glass with some orange and garnish with an orange slice for some fresh zing.

 

4. Black Iced Chai

This method is a great option to set aside in the fridge or leave it on your bench until it’s time to serve either cold or at room temperature.

  • 20gm of Prana Chai into a small french press
  • 350ml of hot water (95˚C above)
  • Give it a quick stir, and immediately press down on the plunger.
  • Pour contents into a jug, and keep it till when you need it.

Remember, the longer you steep Prana Chai, the more the black tea (and tannins) come out, which most people experience as an unpleasant bitterness.

Try it out in your cafe or at home, and let us know which is your favourite!

Thanks for the recipes go out to our friends over at @pranachai and @pranachai.eu.

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