No disrespect to Oprah, but when it’s prime mitten-hat-glove season and we want a deep mug of chai, we either make our own (cue this stellar Lahore Deli Chai), or rely on a select few pre-packaged blends and concentrates. These are the ones we love most:
Samovar Masala Chai Black ($17)
Photo courtesy of Samovar Tea & Chai
Tea bars are the new coffee shops, and Samovar is one of the spots leading the charge. Can’t get out to San Francisco to kick it at one of its tea lounges on a whim? Samovar packages its organic and single-origin teas—including Masala Chai Black, a sweet-spicy blend of Chinese black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, and clove—for online ordering. Dissolve sugar in the water before brewing, so it doesn’t all sink to the bottom; by the time you add the milk, you’ll be all set.
Prana Chai Masala Blend ($20)
Photo courtesy of Prana Chai
Prana’s chai blend was born and perfected in the land down under in Melbourne . But shops like Cafe Moka in Virginia Beach, Bluestone Lane and Butcher’s Daughter in New York, and <a target="_blank" …read more