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Fairtrade and most certifications are not fair

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 10.04.2016 | Home
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Women and children at work sorting coffee The truth is that Fairtrade and certified coffee, chai and cacao are anything but f...

Make Chai, Not War

David Barron | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home
David Barron

When I first met my wife, Khalida Brohi, everything felt foreign. She will tell you the same. I grew up in a middle class Italian-American household. Khalida, however, is from an ancient and indigenous tribe, the Brahui of southern Pakistan, who speak an endangered Dravidian language of the same name that dates back 3,000 to 5,000 years (depending on your sources).

Using Technology to Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Katje Vanden Heuvel | Posted 03.14.2016 | Home
Katje Vanden Heuvel

Authored by Berhane Gebru, Director of Programs, TechLab, FHI 360 Photo credit: Berhane Gebru, FHI 360 Hellen Mary Akiror's livelihood relies on th...

Stop Buying That Chai, Because You Can Easily Make Your Own

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Home

Some food and drinks we buy without ever thinking about what they really are. Chai is one of those. Spicy, milky and just the ticket on a cold day, ma...

Best Food to Pair With Chai Tea

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 12.04.2015 | Home
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Winter is here - which means coffee shops across the country are filling with familiar scents of chai. With its bold flavors and rich aromas of ginge...

The Best Way To Enjoy Delicious Chai

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 11.03.2015 | Home

Chai, the Indian tea drink that so many of us enjoy as lattes from Starbucks, is just begging to be used in baked goods. While it's great as a beverag...

The Best Chai You Can Buy, According To Our Taste Test

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 10.09.2015 | Home

Chai comes in so many flavors -- technically, chai just means "tea," so it tends to include a combination of any of the following ingredients: cardamo...

Chai Muesli With Grated Apple & Walnuts

Mira Manek | Posted 07.14.2016 | Home
Mira Manek

This is a real wake-up muesli, hearty but not heavy, rich in flavor and with the freshness of apple.

If You Call It 'Chai Tea,' You Definitely Don't Know What Chai Is

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 06.12.2015 | Home

Chai is tea. So if you're referring to it as "chai tea," you're essentially saying "tea tea." That's your prerogative, but it's also pretty silly. ...

A Cup of Chai Chia

Mira Manek | Posted 06.29.2015 | Home
Mira Manek

It was just the thing I needed: creamy, nutty, slightly sweet and layers of textures with that fundamental taste of chai.

Chai = Love

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Home
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

Almost every morning for 48 years, my dad has made bed tea for my mom and any of us lucky enough to be home. I would awaken to the gentle pounding of my father using the mortar and pestle to crush fresh pods of cardamom.

The Morning Ritual Oprah Can't Live Without

OWN | Posted 04.28.2014 | Home

Oprah has always loved drinking tea, but the first time she ever had real chai was in Mumbai in 2012. She was sitting on the floor in the small 10-by-...

How to Make Chai-Spiced Monkey Bread

Food52 | Posted 04.14.2014 | Home

Every other Friday on Food52, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your wee...

Homemade Vanilla Chai Syrup

Food52 | Posted 03.22.2014 | Home

The recipe couldn't be easier: Mix sweetened condensed milk with practically all the contents of your spice cabinet.

13 Sweet And Spicy Chai Recipes

Posted 02.21.2013 | Home

The cardamom and ginger flavors are potent, which is why we think chai is perfect for baking recipes.

Fall In Love With This Masala Chai Video

Posted 01.14.2013 | Home

This is the kind of food video that makes our jobs fun to do.

Spice Travel: Chai Saffron-Plum Cake

Ken Leung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Ken Leung

Making this recipe is a broader sensory experience than most others. Plums with brandy and cinnamon glisten as you sauté them on the stove top. Not long after your start baking the cake, the vibrant notes of saffron permeate the kitchen.

Chai Spiced Banana Bread

Jennifer Segal | Posted 11.20.2012 | Home
Jennifer Segal

I've taken one of my favorite banana bread recipes and subtly infused it with warm chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. It's wonderfully moist and aromatic -- a sophisticated twist on basic banana bread.

Bang For Your Buck Coffee Orders

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 08.27.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

I selected a range of options, and compared and contrasted each café based on the quality, price, range and customizability. It is then up to you to decide which criteria you value most. Ready? Go.

How to Look, Sound and Act Just Like A Real Live Yogi

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Lauren Cahn

Forget brushing up on politics, if you want to make a hit at a cocktail party these days, you need to get with the yogi program. By "cocktail party," I mean an early-evening gathering of slender, well-muscled women.