On a chilly night on the Central Coast a couple of weeks ago, there was a lot of discussion about chai. As it turns out, even with not so great ingredients, a delicious chai can happen. A hearty knob of sliced ginger and all the other warm herbs and spices are really at the cook’s whim. Make it yours. At the Ramen Shoppe in Oakland, they warm the milk throughout service on an induction burner. It thickens. Yum. I wonder how it is with coconut cream? Personally, I like mine with Trader Joe’s soy creamer.
The chai can easily be re-heated, and stores well on the back of the stove or in the refrigerator. Enjoy the aroma!