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  1. March 6, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Great info on one of my favorite drinks. Thank you for another informative post!
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  2. March 6, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    I’ve always been a huge tea drinker. I like my tea, dark, strong, slightly bitter and without any sugar. I might give masala chai a try, someday! Great post, as always!
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  3. March 6, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    I love masala chai, especially since I stopped drinking coffee throughout the day… I always love reading your posts and learning so much!
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  4. March 6, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    There is nothing better than a cup of this on a cold night. One of my fave Indian restaurants, Vij’s in Vancouver, gives every diner a cup the moment they are seated. It’s such a great way to welcome you to the restaurant.

  5. March 7, 2011 at 7:24 AM

    Interesting how the Brits introduced tea to India – yes a daunting task. But then love how the Indians made it their own. The spices always lull me.
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  6. March 7, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    I love the spice mixes used for chai…and I was introduced to rose in chai last year. I found a great Indian grocery store here in London where you can get a giant bag of dried rose petals for 5GBP! I don’t really like milk in my tea, but with chai tea its heavenly.
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  7. March 7, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    town to town,twice, yes how daunting a task. I always thought the introduction of tea was from India, wonderful post. I love the addition of rose petals in my tea, adds a touch of romance to my day!
    have a great week!

  8. March 7, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    I have never had a masala chai, sounds like a wonderful drink, so aromatic with all those spices!
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  9. March 7, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    This tea sounds very tasty…I still have to try it. Thank you so much for introducing me to it. Have a wonderful week!

  10. March 8, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    I love chai tea, and this is such a great overview of it! This is such a great history, thanks for putting it together! I’m going to send it to my aunt, she is a huge fan of chai!
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  11. March 8, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Heard a lot about it but have never tried it since I’m not much of a tea drinker and when I do have tea I prefer it without milk.

  12. March 8, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    I’m one of those people who steeps the tea leaves directly in the simmered milk. I learned it from an Indian friend. Though I didn’t know that they make it with buffalo milk also. That’s be interesting. How do you like yours made?
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  13. March 8, 2011 at 11:30 PM

    I can’t say I’m a fan of chai…I think when it comes to tea, I like straight up tea with a clear, clean flavor. But I love how your posts make me rethink and really appreciate something I previously didn’t…just showing the process and history of it really opens one’s tastebuds! 🙂

  14. March 10, 2011 at 3:14 AM

    I tasted masala chai for the first time when I met my husband’s grandma. It was so delicious. The fragrance was so invigorating. I had a few sips. The problem was that I ended up all night and finally collapsed in exhaustion the next morning at 10 a.m.!! The caffeine is very strong 😛
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  15. March 10, 2011 at 7:47 AM

    You are not going to believe this, LouAnn. I had my very first taste of Masala Chai just the other day. It’s a long story but I must say, a delightful experience.

    Naturally, I wanted to further investigate the culinary quest of Chai and lo and behold, here it is. Excellent post! Now, I appreciate my experience even more…

    Thank you so much for sharing all this wonderful information. I feel so smart now:)
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  16. March 10, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    I think I’m guilty of saying chai tea. And soba noodles and I’m sure several others! 😉 I didn’t know that coffee was popular in Southern India first. I’m glad the invention of spiced tea came next though.
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  17. March 12, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Louann, I enjoyed your fine historic overview of tea. Chai is a favourite of mine, though I usually associate it with Indian meals, and whenever I have it, I think I should drink it more often.

    I hadn’t thought about pleonastic problems in years – good lexicon lesson or brush up, you etymologist, you.


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  18. March 14, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    Chai does indeed make me extremely happy! From my very first taste I was completely hooked. It is one of the best thing on Earth!
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  19. March 18, 2011 at 4:45 AM

    Lovely and colorful recipes . that’s good look and cool ideas for recipes i loved that . interesting this post and i just try make this recipes and i think its very testy

  20. March 20, 2011 at 2:52 AM

    thnaks for the post I did not the >Chai !!
    cheers de paris
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  21. March 21, 2011 at 4:10 AM

    There is absolutely nothing like masala chai. I even think I’d be willing to trade a Starbucks latte if I could get it around here everyday. 🙂 We had just a sampling when in Southeast Asia and I was completely hooked. Such an interesting history on tea and how it all came about.
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  22. March 23, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    I was at a local market in Toulouse a couple of weeks ago and a group of “old hippies” were selling cups of steaming hot homemade chai. It was really cold and we felt mentally and physically renewed after a cup!
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  23. March 24, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    I really like the second video of the young guy making chai. He’s very athletic about it and the music is great.

    So interesting to learn about the historical migration of tea throughout Asia. From here, it is so simple to assume that everything in India has been the same for ages. Your story puts things into much better perspective and helps to reduce stereotyping about other nations. Thanks!
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  24. March 24, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    As always a fantastic read…sounds like a beautiful tea, I could not play the video but will try again later 🙂
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  25. March 31, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    I tried making masala chai at home once. I can’t say it is the good real authentic way of doing it but I guess it was a simple homemade version. Love the cardamon in it 🙂

  26. April 2, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    The video is very interesting, because I noticed that the milk is mixed in separately, which was always intuitive to me. Yet most recipes call for the milk, tea water and spices to be heated all at once. My preference is for a stronger and spicier tea, the more variety of spices the better. I’ll have to try the method of steeping spices and tea separately next time.
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  27. April 10, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    really very tasty its tea. i just try make this tea at my home. interesting details shared in the post. amazing your idea i like it .thanks

  28. April 10, 2011 at 10:38 PM

    really very tasty its tea. i just try make this tea at my home. interesting details shared in the post. thanks

  29. JC
    July 9, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    I love Chai and have my own blend. I have switched from dairy to almond or soy milk, so am looking forward to trying that in my Chai.

  30. July 4, 2013 at 4:59 AM

    I have tasted masala chai a number of times, but never knew about the ingredients in it. Tea drinking started in China, I had no idea about this. Your post was very informative and videos from Indian streets were great.

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