If you admire the comforting taste of chai with its powerful essence of fresh spices, Dona Chai would surely become a staple in your kitchen. I first discovered Dona Chai just over a month ago. It was love at first sip, I just had to have more. It took quite a feat of strength to resist enjoying the chai, either iced or hot, on a daily basis. I prefer an iced chai during the mid afternoon anytime of year, but always appreciate a piping hot cup of chai in the morning.
Steeped in small batches, each sip is beaming with flavors of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns, and ginger that is enrobed in black tea.
To serve, the instructions are simple. For a chai latte, mix equal parts milk and with milk. Heat or ice. Refrigerate after opening and enjoy within two weeks.
Dona Chai, based in Brooklyn, features several recipe ideas on their website, including my favorites such as Dona Chai Pumpkin Bread and Dona Chai Spiced Apple Cider. Be on the lookout of these recipes on East End Taste for the holidays.
Dona Chai retails for $24, two 16oz bottles per pack. This would make for an exceptional gift for any chai lover close to your heart.
Find Dona Chai served at LƎFT HAND Coffee in Montauk, Harbor Market & Kitchen in Sag Harbor, and The Market in Greenport.