I really like the Chai from Starbucks. They actually sell the concentrate there (Tazo Brand) for about $5 per carton. I bought it and liked it, but figured I'd try making it myself. My first batch was made just as the recipe suggests and to be honest I was NOT impressed. For my second batch I made these changes.
1) Boil all ingredients (except milk) for 10 minutes
2) Simmer (lid on) for 25-30 minutes
3) remove from heat and let sit for another 30 minutes (lid on)
4) Squeeze any water out of the tea bags and strain the whole mixture. This leaves you with 1-1.4 cups of concentrate.
In case you didn't notice, I omitted the milk completely. My end result was a concentrate similar to the Tazo concentrate available at Starbucks, but it actually tasted BETTER in a side-by-side comparison. It tastes a bit stronger, and sweeter.
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I really like the Chai from Starbucks. They actually sell the concentrate there (Tazo Brand)...