on February 19, 2000
After living in India for 12 years (1971-1983) this delightful book brought back so many wonderful memories that were so strong you could almost taste them. Diana Rosen has done an excellent job of blending the romantic culture with the traditions of making and serving tea that transcends all classes and castes of the India subcontinent. After reading 'Chai' I have order six more copies as gifts for my close friends. Everyone who enjoys a cup of tea, and what it can bring, will love this tasty and instructive book.
on January 29, 2001
This is a fine book for any tea lover. My only quibble is with the recipes using a 14 ounce can of unsweetened condensed milk. The only milk that comes in that size is the Eagle Brand type which IS sweetened. I made the recipes with the sweetened milk and they taste fine. I think it is a typo, but I may be wrong.
on November 27, 2012
If you are a tea drinker and can appreciate the aromatic scent and warming blend of spices in your tea, then this is the book for you. I am a chai tea drinker -- its extremely flavorful, inviting, and soothing. This book indicates the various types and recipes of chai tea, and it tells the story of its origin and the authors experience with the teas. If you are interested in chai teas, then this is the book to have in your collection of recipe books.
on August 7, 2010
This is an excellent book, detailing the history and love of chai. Many recipes, from basic chai mixes to chai cheesecake. Written in the style of a travel commentary along with the recipes, makes for very entertaining reading. Well worth buying if you are a chai lover.