Hey there Teacups.. Happy National Chai Day! I wasn’t planning on posting today but I couldn’t let a day celebrating my favourite blend pass without posting something. Those of you who know me well or have been reading my blog for a while now know just how much I love Chai. It’s something I drink all year round no matter the weather but now that the Autumn/Winter seasons are finally here I will drink probably double if not triple the amount I normally drink and I’m so ready to try some new and unique Chai inspired blends over the next few months. So if you have any suggestions stick them in the comments and I’ll do my best to give them a try.
I found out about National Chai Day through Instagram and the @natchaiday account and #nationalchaiday hashtag. I actually entered their giveaway and won a national chai day t-shirt but due to it coming from America it didn’t arrive in time for me to take a picture for today but I’ll take a picture and post it on Instagram as soon as it arrives. All throughout today I’ve been sharing Chai content over on my Instagram featuring chai based content from some of my favourite content creators, but if you are yet to see any of them they will be up for 24hrs so you still have time to check them out.
I’m so happy that I found out about National Chai Day before the day passed because Chai is my favourite tea blend. Yes I know that the word Chai means tea but I’m sure you all know that when I say Chai I’m referring to black tea based blend filled with delicious spices like Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom and more. To have a whole day dedicated to my favourite blend is amazing and gives me even more of an excuse to talk more about it here on my blog.My tastes tea wise have changed a lot since I started my tea journey but from day one I have always loved Chai. The first one I ever tried was Twinings’ Spicy Chai which I still do enjoy but I’ve since found better options that have replaced it. A few years into my tea journey my fiancé and I were invited into T2 Meadowhall to do a Chai workshop and that’s where I truly discovered Chai and everything it had to offer.
T2 taught me that traditionally Chai is prepared on the stove top and that you can either prepare it just with milk or a half milk/half water mixture. The latter is the way I choose to do it otherwise it’s too heavy for me but either way it’s delicious. The Chai box over on Instagram also taught me that it’s best to let your Chai do a double boil before serving and since then I have never looked back.
Since then I’ve tried so many different variations of Chai blends, each one as unqiue and delicious as the next and I can’t wait to see what all the tea companies out there have to come in the coming months and years. Masala Chai will always have a somewhat nostalgic element to it and you can never go wrong with a fantastic classic but I’m always on the look out for unique twists and companies that are brave enough to create blends that really do stand out in today’s over saturated market. My current favourite is Debonair Tea Co’s – Persian Chai which has both rose and lavender in it and it’s honestly to die for, plus its a great base for homemade bubble tea and lattes. But each time I try a new one my favourite changes.Now autumn has started and the winter will be here in no time my aim for the next few months is to review as many unique Chai blends as possible for my Let’s Talk Tea series and I already have some great posts lined up for the coming weeks. If you have a favourite unique Chai blend that you think I should review let me know and I’ll do my best to try and feature it before the end of this year.
I hope you have all had a great National Chai Day and drank you body weight in delicious Chai blends. I apologise that this post is going up a little bit late. I had planned to post it earlier today but due to being in a lot of pain I just couldn’t make it happen. But on the bright side at least I’ve managed to post I before the day was over.
Speak to you all soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley