How To Make Your Home Smell Warm And Inviting With Home-brewed Chai!

During these cold winter months I love to make Chai. Not the kind that comes in a carton that you buy at Safeway.  No, I like to brew Chai using whole spices and water in a percolator. I especially like making Chai for Brokers Opens and Public Open houses.  The Chai smells divine and gives off a feeling of comfort and warmth in just about any home, and you also have a delicious beverage to offer visitors.

Here are the steps for making your own home-brewed Chai.  You'll need:

1. Whole spice Chai, which you can get by going to (shameless plug alert!);

three tree tea chai

2. A kitchen;

toaster kitchen

3. A percolator;

Chai Percolator

4. Your choice of sweetener;

5. Milk.

What you do:

Fill percolator with water to fill line.  In percolator basket add 4 - 5 tablespoons of loose Chai. Put basket inside percolator and cover with lid. Boil on high for at least 30 minutes, until the Chai has a somewhat dark color.  Keep simmering chai as long as you like.  The longer it simmers the stronger it gets.

Serve with sweetener and milk/half & half if desired. 

Chai goes well with all kinds of sweets, so don't forget those. 

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Comment balloon 5 commentsLisa Bosques • February 10 2008 11:53PM


MMM, nice cup cakes! And that chai doesn't look half bad too!
Posted by Matt Grohe, Serving the metro since 2003 (RE/MAX Concepts) over 11 years ago
Actually, your post has made me hungry. Something I do for my home is I put several drops of vanilla extract on aluminum foil in the oven at 200 degrees. It makes the whole house smell like cookies. I do it at open houses too.
Posted by Maria Couto, Realtor with "Results That "MOVE" You' (RE/MAX Premier) over 11 years ago
MMMM  I can almost smell it thru my computer....  Will have to try making it from scratch the way you do.  Thanks for the shameless plug and recipe!
Posted by Nancy Brenner, Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent (Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc.) over 11 years ago
Sweets were the operative issue. Yes, the smell is from chai...
Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Thanks everyone for reading! I'll have to try the vanilla extract sometime, that would smell wonderful!
Posted by Lisa Bosques over 11 years ago

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