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Where to Drink Masala Chai in NYC

Where to Drink: New York Devorah Lev-Tov 3 comments

You can find close-to-authentic chai in New York City if you know where to go. Here's our guide to the best options in Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. More

Spot of Tea: Choice Organic Masala Chai

Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

My favorite chai is steeped loose, with whole spices, but at my desk in the morning, I often reach for the easy way out. This blend from Choice Organic teas smells so amazing that I don't feel bad at all: sweet ginger, cinnamon, and clove waft up like freshly baked gingerbread. More

Spot of Tea: Republic of Tea Holiday Spiced Plum

Maggie Hoffman 4 comments

If you're a green tea lover with visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, you'll enjoy this seasonal offering from Republic of Tea. This subtly spiced tea makes for a nice change from standard chai—the smooth green tea is just delicately laced with cinnamon and plum. (The flavoring, they promise, is 'all natural.') More

How to Make Your Own Masala Chai

Liz Clayton 4 comments

The spices that make up traditional masala chai usually include some combination of five basic spices: cardamom, ginger, clove, black pepper, and cinnamon. Other spices and flavorings may include anise, fennel, nutmeg, vanilla, coriander, allspice, bay leaves—you get the idea. Some people really empty out the whole spice rack here. More

Spot of Tea: Numi Holiday Chai

Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

I'm not in favor of holiday creep, but this spiced-up Assam tea has such a delicious winter-appropriate aroma that I'm almost feeling ready to deck the halls. Cinnamon, ginger, anise, and cardamom come together with brisk, malty tea flavors for a spicy, eye-opening cup. More

Hot Drinks, NY: Chocolate Chai at Bosie Tea Parlor

Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

The Chocolate Chai is offered hot, iced, or latte-style—I prefer the latter especially when the weather calls for thunderstorms. Chocolate shards and black tea are mixed with a spice blend rich in cardamom, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon. More

Cool Drinks, Washington DC: Chai Shake at Teaism

Where to Drink: Washington DC Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

At Teaism in DC, the Chai Shake is light on both the wallet and stomach. A scoop of cinnamon gelato from the beloved local shop Dolcezza is blended with ice and Teaism's freshly brewed chai. More

Spot of Tea: Good Earth Vanilla Chai Tea

Carrie Vasios Mullins 4 comments

Good Earth Vanilla Chai is incredibly aromatic, immediately releasing a blend of creamy vanilla and peppery spices (listed as chicory root, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, black pepper, cloves, and star anise). The flavor of the brewed cup is remarkably balanced. More

Hot Drinks, NY: Black Pepper Chai at Podunk

Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

There's your everyday chai, and then there's Podunk's Cardamom And Black Pepper Chai. It's chai intensified. More

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