Oh yes. You read that right. Chai Tea flavoured simple syrup.
Ok, I know it’s sugar… but bear with me, because this syrup is so lusciously flavoured that all you need is a little bit (less than a teaspoon!) to infuse the full-of-spice Chai flavour!
I’ve been experimenting with it on everything, and have found it particularly lovely atop Johnny Cake (a sweet cornbread), or pancakes, or as a drink mixed into a tall glass of club soda! I also think it would be great over ice cream, or in cocktails (rum + Chai = yum)!
And the best part? You can do this with any tea! I’m thinking I need a mint syrup, and a lavender coconut syrup, and an orange hibiscus syrup… oh, the adventures begin!
Chai Tea Simple Syrup
Adapted from David’s Tea‘s September 2011 Newsletter
- 6 tsp. loose-leaf chai tea (I used David’s Tea Coco Chai Rooibos)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar (I use organic crystallised cane sugar)
Boil your water and brew a cup of tea. Strain and pour into a small pan. Turn the heat on to medium-low and stir in the sugar. Let sit on the heat for 10-15 minutes, until the sugar dissolves completely. Store in a clean glass mason jar in the fridge.