Now that the weather, at least in the northern states and Canada, is turning colder and the holidays are looming ahead, one’s thoughts may well turn to chai. As one enthusiastic Tennessean woman exclaimed when she tried Tipu’s Chai, “It’s like Christmas in a cup!” The many spices of Tipu’s Chai are similar to the ones often used at the holidays in the US: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves. In fact, whenever I make an apple pie or crumble, I use a little bit of Tipu’s Microground Chai instead of the commercial “Apple Pie Spice” or my own combination. I just can’t do any better than that combination mixed with the apples or pears of the season! Which reminds me, poach a fresh pear with a little sprinkle of Tipu’s Microground. Delicious! Not to mention using it to spice up your gingerbread or any other baking that needs some lively flavors.
If you want to stick with beverages, try a “Chai Nog”. Make your Tipu’s Chai the usual way you do and replace the milk with warm Egg Nog. Serve Tipu’s Chai at your holiday parties instead of coffee (or in addition) to create a festive atmosphere and a beautiful scent in your home. We’ve been told we should make a chai scented candle but why not just keep a pan of chai on the back burner? Then you get to smell your chai and drink it too! Toss a sprinkle of Tipu’s Microground in your hot apple cider or hot chocolate for après ski flavor and comfort. And send your favorite hunter out in those cold woods with a thermos of Tipu’s Chai. What could be better?
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