How To Make Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea With Milk

Ingredients

Making Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea with milk is simple with the right ingredients. You’ll need two Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea bags, two cups of water, one tablespoon of sweetener, one cup of your favorite type of milk, and a pot with a lid. For best results choose organic ingredients where available.

Preparing the Tea

Begin by boiling two cups of water in the pot. Once the water is boiling, add two Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea bags and let them steep for five minutes or until the tea achieves a rich, dark color. Use a long-handled spoon to remove the tea bags and place aside.

Adding Milk

Turn off the stove and add a cup of your desired milk along with a tablespoon of sweetener to the pot of tea. Stir until the ingredients are well blended. Place the pot lid on the pot and allow the tea to sit for ten minutes. This step will give the milk a chance to come to room temperature.

Serving

Once the ten minutes has passed, remove the pot lid and turn the stove to medium heat. Stir the tea slowly and continuously until it reaches your desired temperature, being careful not to let it boil. Once heated, remove the pot from the stove and let it cool for a few minutes.

Your Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea with milk is ready to be served! You can enjoy this rich and creamy drink hot or cold. Pouring it into a glass with a sprig of fresh mint adds a vibrant finishing touch.

Reheat if Necessary

If your Vanilla Chai Tea with milk is cold and you’d like to reheat it, use the same method as before: Place the pot on the stove and warm it slowly on medium heat, continuously stirring so it doesn’t boil. Remember to remove the pot from the heat before it boils so the milk does not spoil.

Variations

This recipe is a great starting point for experimenting with other variations. A pinch of ground ginger adds a subtle spice element, and adding a teaspoon of honey to the pot creates a sweet aroma. If you’d rather omit the milk, adding an extra tablespoon of sweetener to the tea provides an equally delicious result.

Options for Dairy-Free Alternatives

If you’d like to make your Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea without using milk, almond or oat-based alternatives produce a similar creamy consistency. Adding coconut or soy milk to the pot will result in a creamy, rich and tasty tea that’s just as satisfying.

Other Flavors

Bigelow offers a variety of flavored chai tea that can be used in this recipe. Their Vanilla Caramel, Green with Pomegranates, and Chai Spice all make excellent options for thiswarming drink. You can also mix and match various flavors to customize your tea to meet your taste preferences.

Health Benefits of Chai Tea

Chai tea is known for its many health benefits, largely due to the powerful spices contained within. Many of the spices used to make chai tea are anti-inflammatory, aiding in digestive health and soothing the respiratory system. Other spices help to reduce stress levels, improve sleep, and boost the metabolic rate. Additionally, chai tea made with milk is a great source of protein and energy.

Store for Later

If you have leftover Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea with milk, simply pour it into an airtight container or mason jar and store it in the refrigerator for up to four days. When you’re ready to enjoy, simply reheat the tea by placing the container in hot water and stirring occasionally until it has reached your desired temperature.

Willie Clark

Willie D. Clark is a food writer, specializing in dairy products. He has been writing about dairy foods for over 10 years, and has been published in a variety of magazines and online publications. His articles focus on the nutritional value of dairy products, as well as exploring interesting recipes and ways to incorporate dairy into meals.

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