Chai Tea White Russian Mocktail With Homemade Non-alcoholic Coffee liqueur

I decided to make this Chai Tea White Russian mocktail after craving for my old-time favorite cocktail: White Russian. Back to a couple years ago, I would just go get the liquors and make a cocktail in no time. However, the more I drink tea the more I feel it is more fun to try to create tea-infused mocktails. The process is whimsical and profound.

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Chai Tea White Russian Mocktail

This mocktail is combined with chai tea and homemade coffee liqueur. It is very easy to make, and you can even make it a decaf version with decaf chai and decaf instant coffee. The taste is still as wonderful!

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Ingredients

Chai Tea

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Chai Herbs

Chai Tea is a black tea mixed with aromatic Indian spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, and black pepper. Chai tea has a distinctive fragrant. It is known for helping digestion, lowering blood sugar and boosting immunity.  It can also be a coffee substitute due to the caffeine content of chai tea.

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Iced Chai Tea

Chai tea tastes great by itself, is a balance of spicy and sweetness, it also goes well with milk, cream or non-dairy nut milk. You can enjoy it hot or cold.

Non-alcoholic Coffee Liqueur

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Non-alcoholic Coffee Liqueur

This homemade coffee liqueur is easy and delicious. Even without alcohol, the combination of coffee and cocoa definitely gives you a nice buzz. With the sweetness of brown sugar and the aroma from vanilla extract, this coffee liqueur stands up well next to anything shop-bought.

Chai Tea White Russian

With some fresh cream on the top and pinches of cinnamon powder, this Chai Tea white Russian mocktail is finished. The taste of it is smooth and aromatic. The sweetness and spice from chai perfectly balanced with the chocolate coffee liqueur, the final touch of cream just makes everything smooth and gentle.

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Chai Tea Russian With Cinnamon

Ingredients:

  • 4 bags of chai tea ( or decaf chai tea)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp instant coffee powder ( or decaf coffee powder)
  • 1 1/4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 2-3 tbsp heavy cream (or half & half)
  • Water

Method:

1. Put chai tea bags into a glass jar, add hot boiled water, let it steep for 6 mins.

2. Take out the tea bags, add simple syrup into the jar, stir, let it cool down.

3. Pour 1 1/2 cup of water into a pot, boil.

4. Add brown sugar, instant coffee powder, cocoa powder, vanilla extract into the pot,           stir well, turn off the heat.

5. Pour the coffee liqueur mixture from the pot into a glass jar, let it cool down.

6. In a glass filled with ice, add 2 1/2 ounce chai tea mixture and 1 3/4 ounce coffee liqueur.

7. Add 1 1/2 ounce heavy cream ( or half & half)

8. Sprinkle cinnamon powders on the top.

9. Enjoy!!!

Related Art:

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“Afternoon Tea” digital art by Terrisa Chen @Rock Ur Tongue

Check Out More Tea Mocktail recipes:

Blue Butterfly Flower & Oolong Tea Mocktail

A Delicious, Magical, Dreamy Tea Mocktail –– Violet Fizz

“Violet Fizz” is a non-alcoholic drink that is extremely delicious and dreamy. The magic blue-purplish color with the creamy white foam is just beautiful and tempting.  It takes a bit of time to make this mocktail, but the process of making it is full of fun and surprise. It certainly encourages me to be creative, and I found that if I try to be creative, magic is everywhere.

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Violet Fizz: blue butterfly flower tea-infused mocktail

This beautiful herbal tea-infused mocktail gets a magical appearance and a tasteful flavor. The components of this drink are made from three main parts: blue butterfly flower tea; egg white and cream; sugar and citrus.

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Violet Fizz Ingredients

The Violet Color

The dreamy violet color of this drink comes from butterfly pea flower tea. It is known for its ability to change colors depending on the PH level. Since there is a combination of lime juice and lemon juice in this drink, the acidity changes the tea’s color from blue to purple. In this drink, I made some blue ice cubes from the butterfly pea flower tea first and crushed the ice, so when I pour the lime and lemon juice infused mixture into the crushed ice, it turns a magical violet color.

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Crushed ice

The white foam

The lovely white foam comes from cream and eggwhite. For a rich foam, You can do a dry shake first and then do a shake with ice.  I chose to shake with ice directly because the last touch of club soda really did the trick for foaming up the top. However, It is important to give the egg white and other ingredients a thorough shake. ( shake about 2 mins) I used a copper cocktail shaker.

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The Taste

The taste of this drink is rich, refreshing and full of layers. It is Sweet and citrus, fruity and creamy. With the fragrant of butterfly pea flower tea and the aroma of orange blossom, this mocktail drink is simply indulging!

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Enjoy it with a straw

 

Violet Fizz

Ingredients:

  • Blue butterfly flower tea ( butterfly pea flower tea)  10 g
  • Lime juice 1/2 oz
  • Lemon juice 1/2 oz
  • Simple syrup 1 1/4 oz
  • Heavy cream 1 oz
  • Egg white 1
  • Orange blossom water 1/6 oz
  • Orange Peel 1-2
  • Club soda

Method:

  1. Boil some water.
  2. Put the dried butterfly pea flower in a glass or cup, add boiled water. Steep for 5 mins and let it cool down.
  3. Pour the blue tea into an ice cube tray, freeze the tray about 4 hours.
  4. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Pour in lime juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, heavy cream, egg white, and orange blossom water.
  5. Shake, shake, shake ( about 2 mins).
  6. Pour the mixture into a tumbler glass.
  7. When the blue ice cubes are ready, take them out from the tray and put them into a high-speed blender.
  8. Crush the ice with high-speed mode.
  9. Add the crushed ice into the tumbler glass.
  10. Top with club soda.
  11. Add orange zest on the top.
  12. Enjoy it with a straw.

 

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“Mermaid Cat” Digital Art by Terrisa Chen

Check Out Tea Drink Recipe with blue Butterfly flower Tea & Oolong Tea:

Homemade Milk Tea With Blue Butterfly Flower, Oolong And Whipped Cream

 

Homemade Milk Tea With Blue Butterfly Flower, Oolong And Whipped Cream

This blue milk tea recipe is inspired by a spring-feeling Sunday afternoon. After months of cold wind and grey sky the bright and warming sunlight just reminds me spring is right around the corner and there will be color outside again, and of course happiness.

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Milk tea made from blue butterfly flower, Oolong tea, and homemade whipped cream

This cute and jolly tea drink is very easy to make. The combination of the blue milk tea and the candy-coated whipped cream is simply delightful. The milk tea itself is light and refreshing, the topping is creamy and sweet. You can enjoy the drink by using a straw or a spoon.

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Ingredients

The Milk Tea

The milk tea is made of blue butterfly flower tea,  Oolong tea, milk. The flower tea has a neutral earthy taste, the Oolong tea has a floral and sweet taste. These two together with milk create a smooth, soothing and mild taste.

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Dried blue butterfly flower

Blue Butter Flowers  ( or Butterfly Pea ) is a plant species from southeast Asia. They are famous for their natural blue color ( from anthocyanin) and they are also famous for their health benefits: Improve eyesight; Improve hair growth; Antioxidant; Anti-inflammatory…….Miraland Berry Dried Butterfly Pea Flowers, (2.8Oz), Premium Quality Thai Herbal Tea, Antioxidant Rich, Ideal for Tea Desserts Beverage …

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Rolled Oolong Tea leaves

Oolong ( Black dragon) tea is a traditional semi-oxidized Chinese tea. Each variety of Oolong tea is processed differently, therefore, the flavors and shapes vary. The Oolong I use is Tie Guan Yin, which is a famous type of Oolong tea, it has a natural sweetness and floral aroma, it offers multiple health benefits as well.Golden Moon – Organic Oolong Loose Leaf Tea | Naturally Creamy Texture & Deliciously Smooth Taste | Tie Guan Yin Wulong Tea Variety is Good for Weight Loss | 40 Servings in 3.3 Oz Tea Tin

The Creamy Topping

The topping is made of heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and candy sprinkles. This  5 minutes whipped cream by Bake Often is easy and fast, it is perfect for adding the creamy topping for the milk tea.

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Homemade Whipped cream

Blue Butterfly Flower Milk Tea With Candy & Cream On Top

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Ingredients:

  • Dried blue butterfly flowers ( 5 g)
  • Oolong tea (5 g)
  • Milk (2/3 cup)
  • Cold heavy cream (1 cup)
  • Powdered sugar (3 tbsp)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • Candy sprinkles (5 g)

Method:

  • Boil water ( about 2 cups)
  • Brew the Oolong tea in a teapot, set it aside
  • Put the dried blue butterfly flower in a glass, add hot water and let it steep for 3 mins
  • Pour the blue butterfly flower tea into a glass mug
  • Pour the Oolong tea into a glass mug
  • Add milk
  • In a big glass bowl, add heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract
  • Whisk till soft peaks form
  • Top up the mug with whipped cream
  • Add candy sprinkles
  • Enjoy

 

Related Digital Art

SWEET SLAY; CANDY OF THE DAY

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“Sweet Craving” Digital Design by Terrisa C. @Rock Ur Tongue

A funky snack

Sweet & Spicy Yogurt  

 

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A funky snack

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This recipe was discovered by accident during a serious snack craving with limited ingredients, and it accidentally became a successful experiment of food pairing. Yogurt and chili oil sounds like an unlikely pairing, but, in fact, they worked well together. The sweetness of the yogurt and honey helps cool the spiciness of the chili oil, With pecans and Goji berries, the taste is full of layers. It is sweet and spicy, nutty and fruity, crunchy and smooth, and the snack is full of nutritious benefits as well. Magic.

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An addictive homemade snack

This snack is easy and quick to make, it can be served as a  dessert, or as a dip.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp homemade chili oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans or walnuts ( or substitute with chopped cashew nuts))
  • 1 tbsp Goji berries (optional)
  • A generous squeeze of honey

 

Method:

  • Get greek yogurt, chili oil, pecans, Goji berries, honey ready
  • Scatter the chili oil on top of the yogurt evenly
  • Pour the pecans  into the yogurt bowl
  • Pour the Goji berries into the yogurt bowl
  • Generously squeeze honey on top of everything

 

 

 

 

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ma La Pasta

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The inspiration for  Ma La Pasta is the crispy, fierce New York winter and also the short busy day time. This is the 10th winter I’ve spent in New York and although February is almost over it is still 100 percent winter here. Grey sky, chilling wind, wet floor. I would define the winter here as tough and fierce, but not depressing. The beauty of living in New York is there are always so many things going on & to explore and you can get stimulated and inspired by tiny little things. A look of street fashion, a piece of graffiti art, a movie, an indie rock song,  an exotic cocktail….. Nothing is perfect, but everything can be interesting.  This is how I get inspiration for the quick and interesting pasta dish: Ma La Pasta

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First things first this is not necessarily a “comfort food”. The taste can be challenging yet intriguing.
Ma La is a combination of numbing spicy taste and is commonly used in Chinese cuisines. Ma La sauce consists of Sichuan peppercorn, chili pepper and various spices simmered with oil.

Pasta is a staple Italian cuisine which is popular worldwide. I choose Linguine pasta for this dish due to the thinner and narrower texture, which can hold strong flavor well.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound linguine pasta
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4-6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1-inch ginger(minced)
  • 2 scallions (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon red chili flakes
  • 4 dried red chili peppers
  • 12 Sichuan peppercorns
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  •  Toasted Sesame seeds( optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley  or cilantro(chopped)
  • Fresh grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

 

Method:

  1. Boil the Pasta in salted water for 8 mins. Drain the pasta in a colander. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
  2.  Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic, scallion( white parts), ginger, saute till fragrant. Add dried red chilli peppers, saute for a minute, and take them out. Add chili flakes, saute for a half minute, and add Sichuan peppercorns, saute for another half minute.
  3. Toss the pasta in the flavored oil, stir consistently, and make sure the pasta is evenly covered by the oil. Add the reserved pasta water, stir for a minute.
  4. Turn off the heat, and top with herbs and cheese.