Autumn has an allure all its own. The season stirs up mixed emotions — serving as both a bittersweet sendoff to summer, as well as a hello to harvest time. As the leaves ready themselves to leave their branches, their brilliant colors paint the landscape in a blaze of color, beckoning us to enjoy the display on nature hikes or bicycle excursions. The cooler temperatures call us to cozy up in sweaters … and to cozy up to warming beverages.
One ideal sip to sidle up to is cider. Cider celebrates the fall season — often as a hallmark of hayrides, pumpkin patches, and bonding around bonfires. When heated, it's a delicious defroster — taking the chill off guests whose noses have been nipped by Jack Frost. Depending on the type of apple used, a cider may have various notes of bitter, sweet, sharp, and tangy tastes. Many aficionados add a clove or stick of cinnamon to accentuate its fall flavors.
Our recipe for Chai Cider blends all the appealing apple flavor of a traditional cider with our Masala Chai Concetrate. Inspired by an ancient recipe from Northern India, our Masala Chai (meaning spiced tea) has won the hearts and captured the taste buds of Firepot devotees for almost two decades. Our exotic and aromatic spices are hand-blended and freshly ground for a uniquely vivid and balanced taste.
Crafted with filtered water, Firepot chai spice blend (an all-organic array of cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, ginger, black pepper and cloves), organic cane sugar and organic black tea from India, lemon juice and just a pinch of sea salt, our chai mingles magically with cider's depth of flavor, resulting in an even more complex, multi-dimensional drink. Warm wishes for the cooler temps!
Chai cider recipe
YOU WILL NEED
½ Cup apple cider
- Start by adding Firepot Masala Chai Concentrate and your choice of apple cider to a saucepan and heat.
- Pour the hot chai mixture into a cup or mug.
- Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired.
- Serve and enjoy!
This recipe is for 1 serving. To make larger amounts, simply keep the ratio to half chai and half cider.
download the chai cider recipe here