I’ve always enjoyed Indian spiced tea and was happy to receive a sample of Tipu’s instant chai.
Tipu’s instant chai surprised me from the moment I opened the package. A very spicy, rich aroma was the first thing I noticed, followed by the appearance of the powder, which was much darker and finer than the other chai mixes I’ve used.
After a quick glance at the preparation instructions, I added a heaping spoonful of the powder and some amber sugar to a large mug, then filled it halfway full with boiling water. After stirring long enough to dissolve the sugar, I topped up the mug with milk. Well, suffice it to say the first sip from this mug was also my last. Wow, it was spicy.So, after reading some materials that were enclosed with the sample, I discovered that this is a potent mix of pure organic tea and spices, without the usual powdered milk and sweeteners that are contained in most chai mixes. Once again I prepared the chai, this time using my baking measuring spoon to measure a level teaspoon of powder into the mug. This serving was pure enjoyment and probably the best and most authentic instant chai that I’ve ever tasted.
Now I understand why the company claims that this is an economical way to make great tasting chai. It doesn’t take much powder to make a wonderful, spicy and authentic tasting Indian chai. There is even a spice residue left in the bottom of the cup, just like when I prepare it from scratch.
Bipin Patel, president of Tipu’s, says that this recipe was passed from his grandmother to his mother and then to him. It has traveled from Gujarat in India to Africa, England, Montana and now to your very own cup.
If you’d like more info you can visit Tipu’s website here .