Used in 100 recipes at an average of 0.53%.
I may be the only one crazy enough to try to pull off a full recipe chai from scratch but here we go.
Your classic Masala Chai spices are usually made up of:
For the main note, I chose FA Cinnamon Ceylon at .75%. It is a bakery-type cinnamon that is perfect for spiced beverages that mixes extremely well with the next spice.
FA Cardamom at .5% is a sweet, green, true cardamom flavor that no other company does. Thank goodness FlavourArt does it right. You cannot have a chai recipe without cardamom.
FW Ginger has a fresh ginger root flavor. Too much, even .5%, can over take the mix. I found the sweet spot for this mix to be .25%
TPA Holiday Spice at .5% stands in for my Nutmeg spice. I love this flavor for any winter recipe.
FLV Clove at .30% is perfect to make this bold and spicy. Someone once said, "FLV Clove is pretty damn analogous to FLV Rich Cinnamon in that it's bold, ridiculously strong, way too expensive, and pretty great." I fully agree.
The last one I am sure has a lot of people scratching their heads. FA Black Pepper at .5%. It's a warm, woody spice that is a delicious addition to this recipe.
Then I added the FA Black Tea and made it sweet; And for the milk component, I went with FA Vienna Cream 1%, which really stands out when you add spice, FA Vanilla Tahity .5% for sweetness, and FA Cream Fresh 1.0% for bulk.
This puppy needs a 5 day steep and a day or so to breathe. Do not skip the breathing. It needs to breathe off some spice.
I wouldn't say it's an ADV, but it's definitely tasty with the cool weather coming.
So delicious. I cannot even with this recipe.
FLV Eggnog has a good cream and milk texture with egg whites. Light vanilla accompanies a holiday spice blend that sends this flavor above the rest. I've tested a few Eggnog flavors in the Great Holiday Recipe Search of 2017 (my own personal achievement) and this one was the clear winner. This flavor would benefit from additions of creams, vanillas, spices, and BOOZE.
TPA Holiday Spice boost the already amazing base of FLV Eggnog. It just needed a little more oomph.
FA Madagascar Vanilla sweetens and lightens up this mix just enough. I originally went with Bourbon Vanilla but it was too bold.
Optional: FA Jamaican Rum or FA Brandy at 1-2% for a more traditional eggnog.
This is a Speculoos Cookie Butter Spread from Mt. Olympus! Creamy crushed cookie spread, with sweet and just the right amount of spices.
Rich cinnamon and Clove are both at ONE DROP PER 30mL.
FLV - Rich Cinnamon/FLV - Ginger Snap/FLV - Clove/TPA - Holiday Spice/TPA - Brown Sugar: This gives the Speculoos spices. Cinnamon, Ginger, Clove, and Nutmeg, and Brown Sugar respectively.
INW - Biscuit/FA - Cookie: Gives the cookie feel to the spread. Biscuit is slightly more buttery, where Cookie is adding a bit more texture
FA - Vienna Cream/CAP - Butter Cream: This gives a more creamy feel, creates the spread if you will
FA - Carmel/FW - Butterscotch: This gives a little more depth and complexity to the spread.
at LEAST 10 days steep, let everything meld together. I enjoyed it around 14 days, but the longer it steeps, the better it is.
Inspired by ID10-T's Pumpkindoodle Cookie
All relevant flavor notes can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY_eJuice/comments/7cjfjh/pumpkin_spice_eggnog_cookie/
Holiday Spice can be taken down to .25% and Rich Cinnamon can be bumped to .2% while maintaining their respective positions in the recipe.
I wanted to use my bottle of TFA Holida Spice, because...well it smells delicious, and I had no other uses for it really. It smells just like eggnog to me, with that delicious nutmeg smell, so I figured I would try to make something tasty out of it. Here's the breakdown of everything here. I may change stuff up, but I feel like this version is delicious enough to warrant a post. You can always up the Cin danish to get a little more kick out of it. It needs some time to steep, for everything to mend together but it is well worth it.
Cinnamon Danish Swirl + Holiday Spice = The eggnog spice section, I wanted to give a little spiced edge to the base because what's eggnog without a little bit of cinnamon? The danish swirl also contributes a little bit to the cookie aspect as well.
Madagascar + Milk and Honey + Vanilla Custard = This makes a super delicious creamy filling to it, like an actual eggnog feel, thick in all the right places, and a nice vanilla flavor. it blends really well with the holiday spice and cinnamon danish swirl to create that delicious eggnog taste.
Sugar Cookie = Well it's an Eggnog Sugar cookie, so of course I needed to use this, it's delicious, creamy, sweet, the perfect component.