Saturday, December 17, 2011

Chia Chai Tea






































After recently trying out prepared kombucha with chia seeds, I've been using the seeds in different types of teas and have to admit I'm kind of addicted to them now. In their original form, chia seeds are similar in texture to and slightly larger than poppy seeds, and are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which provide a multitude of health benefits. When immersed in liquid, the seeds create a gel-like consistency that is odd yet intriguing—and totally worth trying out. Here I've used the chia seeds in some freshly-brewed decaf chai tea, with a touch of raw agave at the end.

METHOD

To create the perfect suspension, mix a 9:1 ratio of prepared tea and chia seeds. Allow the mixture to blend and expand for about 30 minutes before drinking. Any leftover chia tea can be stored in the refrigerator for up to week.

2 comments:

  1. I have to admit I'm kind of addicted to those kombucha with chia too, although the texture took some getting used to. This flavor sounds really intriguing partially because I love chai but also because "chai chia" is too fun to type.

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  2. This is such a terrific idea! I'll definitely have to put some in the next chai tea that I make, with a little sprinkle of cinnamon, too. Mmmm..

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