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Chai is an Indian tea drink with milk and spices. There are a lot of recipes for it and anyone can come up with their own. helike provided us with a link here. There are also premade mixes available.

Typical chai ingredients are for example:

black tea
ginger
cinnamon
clover
cardamom
milk
sugar

Go, find something that you like. Some basic how to here.

I wouldn't use the word deadline, there is never a reason not to drink tea or catch up later, but we will discuss our experiences on August 30th. Is that an appropriate amount of time?


P.S How should we call our little projects? Themes? Challenges? Something else?
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On August 13th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC), helike commented:
I'd go for "theme". Fits well.
I've been thinking about experimenting with chai XD
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On August 13th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC), fujiko1601 replied:
Yes, this one is dedicated to you. :D
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On August 13th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC), helike replied:
I feel honoured :D
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On August 13th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC), dayadhvam_triad commented:
oooh *bookmarks link*

I'd call them themes. Anyway, I don't know if I'll get around to this, but I'll try. Right now all the tea ingredients I have are jasmine green tea bags, hot water, milk & sugar, lol. Some of the spices sound awesome though. :D
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On August 13th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC), fujiko1601 replied:
From what I read (from the second link, I think) it is possible to do it with jasmine tea although for more classical one simple black tea would be better. I'm not sure if pepper for example would go with green tea. Cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg maybe? I'm sure you could find a recipe with jasmine tea if you don't feel like buying or borrowing black.
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On August 14th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC), dayadhvam_triad replied:
Thanks for the spice tips. :D It'd be interesting to combine these with the tea; I haven't drunk much chai before.
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On August 13th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC), xbluedawn commented:
I would love to make my own, but I'll probably have to hunt for cardamom. I should get the rest of the ingredients easily. If not, I'll buy the pre-made mix.
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On August 13th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC), fujiko1601 replied:
All the ingredients are optional, you can use some other spice you like or stick with the ones you have. Trying premade mixes is fine as well.
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On August 24th, 2010 12:09 am (UTC), micaela_a commented:
Wahooooo! I finally put all ingredients together and make time to do it! * happy dance *
See you the 30th! :D
And I like "themes" too :D
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On August 24th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC), fujiko1601 replied:
See you on the 30th. I have tried a few times, but there is still a lot of experimenting to be done to find what I like best.
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