It is getting HOT.
One of Mel's favourite Red Espresso® products is the Spiced Chai Latte powder, but she still needs the caffeine kick as the heat makes her feel a little sluggish in the afternoons (we've all been there right?!). So we wanted to experiment with the Dirty chai, throwing an espresso shot into the mix. We are always interested in the way a method has an impact on flavour so we decided to test out two different styles of iced chai latte, blended and straight up.
We discovered that with the blending option, you need to add slightly more spiced chai powder to balance out the dilution from the crushed ice. Also the texture is obviously very different, so if you want something creamy and viscous, go straight up and if you want something light and easy going, go blended.
3 Cupping Spoons (ie 6 teaspoons) Red Espresso Spiced Chai Instant Latte Powder
1 x espresso shot, a lighter roasted, fruity coffee pairs well in our experience
125ml milk (dairy or alternative, dealers choice)
1 cup ice
2 Cupping Spoons (ie 4 teaspoons) Red Espresso Spiced Chai Instant Latte Powder
1 x espresso shot, same as above
1 cup ice