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Which is the Best: Indian Chai vs Barista Chai Latte?

Indian Chai and Barista Chai Latte are both delicious beverages, but they have some differences in their preparation and ingredients.

Indian Chai:

Desi Chai
Masala Chai

  • Indian Chai, also known as Masala Chai, is a traditional Indian beverage that is rich, milky, deeply colored, steaming hot, flavorful, and sweet.

  • It is brewed with water, milk, sugar, black tea, and spices, usually consisting of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and fennel.

  • The tea is actually brewed in milk and water in a saucepan on the stove, which keeps it piping hot until ready to be drunk.

  • Some recipes also include cloves and star anise.

  • The word “chai” just means tea in Hindi, and “masala” means spices, so “Masala Chai” translates to "spiced tea".

  • This become special when and how we serve this, sometimes in KULLAD or CUTTING GLASS, or simply in ceramic cups.

Barista Chai Latte:

Barista Chai
Barista Style Chai

  • A Barista Chai Latte is a variation of the traditional chai, often found in coffee shops and cafes.

  • It typically involves a chai syrup, which is a concentrated form of chai tea, mixed with steamed milk.

  • The chai syrup is usually sweetened black tea that’s infused with warming spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger.

  • The Barista Chai Latte is often garnished with cinnamon.

  • It’s worth noting that the chai latte you get in a cafe might not be as heavily spiced as a traditional Indian chai.

In summary, while both beverages share a base of tea, milk, and spices, the preparation methods and the balance of flavors can vary. The Indian Chai is traditionally more robust and spiced, while the Barista Chai Latte is often milder and creamier due to the use of chai syrup and steamed milk. However, the exact taste can vary depending on the specific recipe and personal preferences. Enjoy your chai! 😊

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