Tea Drops Adventure Day 9: India!

Welcome to India!

Masala Chai in India


One of the oldest and most popular drinks in India, is more than just a cup of tea – Chai is an integral part of the rhythm of life.




Masala Chai (masala = spice, chai = tea) is made by boiling black assam tea, spices, milk and water together. Enjoy this beloved drink at home with our Chai Tea Drop and milk of choice!

Chai Spice Scones


try this recipe:
Chai Spice Scones
Ingredients:
4 cups flour
1.5 tbsps baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
8 TBS 1/2 cup or 1 cube butter, slightly cold and cut into 1" cubes
1 cup milk of choice
1 Chai Spice Tea Drop, melted in heated milk
2 eggs

    Egg wash:
    1 egg yolk
    tsp water

    Vanilla glaze:
    4 tbsps powder sugar
    1 tbsp milk
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    dash of salt
    Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 275º F
    2. In a stand mixer, mix all dry ingredients together.
    3. Add in the cubes of butter.
    4. Let dry ingredients + butter mix together until mixture has turned into large chunks.
    5. Add cup of Chai Spice milk tea + two eggs.
    6. Let mix on medium-speed for 3 min.
    7. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until it's 1-1.5" tall.
    8. Cut dough into triangle shapes + place on a silicone baking mat on a baking sheet.
    9. Combine egg and water to make egg wash by mixing them together with a fork.
    10. Brush tops of scones with egg wash.
    11. Bake at  275º F for 35-40 minutes, lightly browned on the bottom.
    12. Remove from the oven and rest for 5-10 min.
    13. Create vanilla glaze with a hand mixer, beating ingredients together.
    14. Drizzle over scones — Enjoy!

    (Great stored in air-tight container for 3 days!)


    Did you know...
    1. Assam is the largest producing state in the Indian tea industry.
    2. India is the second-largest producer and fourth-largest exporter of tea in the world.
    3. Indian tea is served and enjoyed in various forms: kahwa of Kashmiri, kulhad tea, cutting chai, masala chai, and lemon tea.
    4. Tea is India's most popular drink - the country consumes 837,000 tons of it every year.

     

    Image: ZACH MARKS AND RESHAM GELLATLY

    Chai stands are often family businesses spanning many generations.

    Many Indians associate rail travel with the cries of "chai, chai," from tea sellers carrying kettles along trains and platforms.

      

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