Chai Iced Tea Cubes & a Giveaway of My Favorite Teas!

Chai Iced Tea Cubes | Will Cook For Friends


When I was a teenager, I fancied myself a bit of a poet. I was also extremely shy and quiet, and when I was sixteen I took a huge step out of my comfort zone and got up on stage at an open mic night at a local coffee shop. As nervous as I was to be reading aloud, I was even more terrified due to my secret crush on the barista working there.

Up on stage, I remember feeling like the wind had gotten knocked out of me before I even began. I’m pretty sure I read my poem all in one big, nervous breath, because I finished in record time. There were only a few people in the room, but it was more than enough to scare the cool out of me.

After my performance (if you could even call it that), I hurried over to the bar where my mother was sitting, trying desperately not to let my nerves show in front of Mr. Barista. Having overheard that it had been my first open mic, he came over to congratulate me, and offered to make me whatever drink I wanted, on the house.


It was the first time anyone had offered to buy me a drink. I ordered a tall chai tea latte… and let me tell you, it has been my favorite drink ever since.

Now I’m going to pass that favor along, and give away some of my favorite teas to you!

Chai Iced Tea Cubes | Will Cook For FriendsChai Iced Tea Cubes | Will Cook For Friends

I love to wrap my hands around a nice hot chai in the winter, but in the summer months I prefer a cooler option. That’s where these super-concentrated chai iced tea cubes come in. Just add a couple cubes to a glass of milk (or dairy-free substitute), and you’ve got a refreshing glass of iced chai tea.

Masala Chai literally means “spiced tea” (which means it is doubly redundant for us to call it “Masala Spiced Chai Tea”, but so be it) and is made by steeping a strong black tea with whole spices like cardamom, ginger, clove, and cinnamon. I used an English Breakfast tea for this recipe, from the company Arbor Teas. You can make your chai with whatever black tea you like, but this is definitely one of my favorites. The quality of the tea makes all the difference!

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Arbor Teas is a local company here in Ann Arbor, and they are probably one of the greenest businesses I know. Not only do they work hard to make sure their products are organic, fair trade, and sustainable, but they participate in renewable energy programs, offset their carbon footprint, and even created their very own compostable packaging. Companies like this make me proud of my home town.

They also happen to deliver some of the best teas I’ve ever had the pleasure of sipping, which pretty much makes them my favorite tea company ever.

When I sent them an email a few weeks back to say how in love with their teas I am, they were kind enough to offer me some free samples. That’s right, free tea! Lucky for you, I’m going to be generous and share.

Arbor Tea Giveaway

I’m giving away 3 samples of my favorite teas from Arbor Teas. They are: English Breakfast (the same one I used to make this recipe), Gunpowder Green, and Chocolate Pu-Erh. It was the Chocolate Pu-Erh that got me hooked on their stuff in the first place, with its mix of Chinese tea, organic cocoa-nibs, and almonds… mm! Each sample contains almost a 1/4 cup of loose leaf tea, or enough for about 9-10 servings.

I’m also throwing in my favorite tea-steeper ever! This thing is great for any loose-leaf tea, and fits nicely inside a regular cup or mug. Plus, when you’re done steeping, the lid doubles as a little platform to set the basket in so there are no drips. Pretty genius, huh?

If you love your tea as much as I do, this will quickly become your best friend.

Arbor Tea Giveaway

To enter the giveaway: 
Leave me a comment below. That’s it! If you want to make an additional entry, you can like me on facebook, follow me on twitter, or add me on Google+, and leave me a separate comment for each one that you do. The giveaway is open between now and July 23rd, 2013.

On Tuesday, July 23rd I will pick a winner at random, and contact them for their shipping information. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, after which, if they haven’t, another winner will be chosen. The giveaway is open to anyone over the age of 18, but unfortunately I can only ship within the United States… my apologies to everyone up in Canada!

Update: this giveaway has ended — congratulations to the winner!!

If you want to check out Arbor Teas for yourself, you can go to their website, here: —  and be sure to tell them Willow sent you!

Now, on to the recipe!

Recipe notes: I used Arbor Tea’s English Breakfast Tea for this recipe, because I love it. The English Breakfast is a mix of Indian black teas, but for a more authentic chai you might want to try their organic Indian Assam tea. You can find that here: Organic Indian Assam

Chai Iced Tea Cubes (Homemade Masala Chai)
Makes about 2 cups (gluten-free, easily made vegan)

2 1/2 cups water
1 whole star anise
1 whole cinnamon stick
3-4 whole cloves
4-5 whole black peppercorns
4-5 cardamom pods, cracked
2-3 thin shavings of fresh ginger root (I used a vegetable peeler)
1/4 cup + 2 TBSP turbinado sugar (or sucanat, or light brown sugar)
3-4 TBSP loose leaf black tea (or 4-5 tea bags)

For serving: 4-5 cups whole milk (or your favorite vegan alternative – coconut would be nice!)

1.   In a medium saucepan, combine the water, whole spices, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then cover and remove from the heat. Let steep anywhere from 5-15 minutes, depending on how strong you like the spices to be.
2.   Return to the heat and bring to a boil. Add the tea, remove from the heat, and let steep for another  5-7 minutes.
3.   Strain out the tea and spices. If you’d like to make a regular batch of chai, add the milk and serve immediately. To make the chai iced tea cubes, let the mixture cool, then pour into an ice-cube tray and freeze.
4.   To make an iced chai latte, add 2-3 ice cubes to a glass of milk (about 1/4 cup of milk per cube). The tea will get stronger the longer it sits and the more the ice cubes melt. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon, and enjoy!

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216 Responses to Chai Iced Tea Cubes & a Giveaway of My Favorite Teas!

  1. Miss Foodie Fab July 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    Ohh, I’m here for this recipe. I love Chai Iced Tea.

  2. Merina July 16, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    Making this tonight! It looks perfect for a hot summer day.

  3. Kate Mathewson July 16, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    That sounds just delicious, I make chai tea all the time in the colder months, and did once think about trying to make a chilled version, but never got round to it. I need to get a couple of bits from the shop, but shall be making this, for sure! Kate

  4. Rachel July 17, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    This iced tea idea is brilliant!

  5. Rachel July 17, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    This idea of chai ice cubes is brilliant!

  6. Rachel July 17, 2013 at 12:41 am #

    And I like(d) you!

  7. Anonymous July 17, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    What a great idea! I’m going to try this today.

  8. Anonymous July 17, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    I love both hot and cold tea and would love to win this giveaway! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

  9. shannon weber July 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    oooooo! chai = my FAVORITE thing, so this is happening like, the minute i get back home. i’m going to drown my post-vacation sorrows in chai ice cubes. :)

    • Willow Arlen July 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

      Haha, hope you like them! I just finished off my last few cubes, and am gearing up to make another batch.

  10. Anonymous July 17, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    This sounds fabulous – something to keep around all the time.

  11. Elin Woods July 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    This recipe is brilliant!

  12. Hari Chandana July 17, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Gorgeous pictures !!

  13. Anonymous July 17, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Love that it’s local! (And that it’s Michigan. I myself am a yooper, transplanted to Wisconsin.)
    Love the new format, btw!

  14. Joseph Neff July 17, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    Wow! Those sounds super yummy.

  15. ~*~ Jennifer ~*~ July 17, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Love this!

  16. ~*~ Jennifer ~*~ July 17, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    I also “Liked” you on Facebook. =)

  17. Debi at Life Currents July 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    Sounds really yummy! I love to make my own Chai Tea.

  18. Debi at Life Currents July 17, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    And, I liked you on Facebook. :)

  19. Nikki Lyn July 17, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    What a great idea! I’d love to try some tea :) And i will definately try your ice cube idea as well!

  20. Sarah July 17, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    This sounds lovely.

  21. Sarah July 17, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

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  24. Nichole Nace July 17, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    I love tea! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Diane July 17, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    I’m a tea drinker (my grandmother was Irish, so…………). A friend from work is Indian, and she introduced me to chai, and there was no going back. Still drink hot chai, even in summer, but never thought of making iced chai – duh.

  26. Diane July 17, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

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  27. Diane July 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Did the Google+ thingy :)

  28. Sobe VegChick July 17, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

    These teas look great! I can’t wait to try them!

  29. Patrick Chase July 17, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

    Lovin’ this. Thank you for the chance!

  30. Lilith July 18, 2013 at 7:15 am #

    This is brilliant! I can’t wait to make this with Coconut milk…mmm.

    As an avid tea drinker, I have been looking for simple ways to make single serving iced tea. Especially as summer really sinks in here in SoCal.

    Thanks a bunch for the recipe! I’m thinking of trying a green chai tea too…
    and awesome giveaway!

    • Willow Arlen July 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

      You’re welcome – I hope you like it! I’ve heard of chai made with green tea, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried it. Will have to give that a go sometime!

  31. Crystal Conway July 18, 2013 at 8:05 am #

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  32. Crystal Conway July 18, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Love this idea, will have to try it

  33. Athena Depper July 18, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    Chai means tea in Hindi :) But I love the recipe for Chai Ice Cubes!

  34. Athena Depper July 18, 2013 at 10:37 am #

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  37. Lucy Webb July 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    Ooh I’m British so I love my tea and living in the US has made me appreciate it all the more (I find it impossible to get a good cuppa when I’m out and about!) I used one of those infuser thingies when I was in Russia (they also love them some tea) and would love to own one! And Arbor teas sound great. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Willow Arlen July 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

      You’re welcome! Aren’t those tea infusers great?

    • Lucy Webb July 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

      They really are! I remember thinking at the time… This is genius. Then promptly forgot about them as soon as I got back home :D

  38. Lucy Webb July 18, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

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  40. james doyle July 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

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  41. Shannon Frank July 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    Love this!!!! As a mom to two autistic sons with Tourette Syndrome, my previous wind down in the evenings was a glass of wine. Now that I’ve returned to school at the ripe age of 43, Chai tea is my favorite evening treat. During these summer classes, your iced recipe looks perfect while I study late in to the evening and morning hours! Thank you!! And thank you for the chance of your enticing giveaway!!
    BTW…whatever happened with cute Barista Guy???

    • Willow Arlen July 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

      Wow, sounds like you deserve a cup of tea (or a glass of wine, even)! And you know, nothing really happened with Mr. Barista… I went to that coffee shop every week for a while, and he and I would chat and quote poetry, but then he went off to law school and I never saw him again. Every once and a while I’m reminded of him, though, and I think how cool it would be if we ran into each other now, years later. If I did see him, I would be sure to let him know what a nice impression he had made on me!

    • Shannon Frank July 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

      This day in age, you could probably find him easily on a social site! I’ll bet it would make his day to know that he made a difference to you way back when. :)

    • Willow Arlen July 18, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

      I tried once, to no avail, but perhaps I’ll give it another shot. :)

  42. Rachel Scholes July 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it out

  43. Rachel Scholes July 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Liked on facebook!

  44. Jessica July 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    I was sitting here drinking my homemade version of a Thai iced tea and my brain immediate read those letters in the title of this. But it has inspired an ice cube version…

    • Willow Arlen July 18, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

      Now there’s a good idea! I’ve never made my own Thai iced tea, but now I must!

  45. Jessica Zolezzi July 18, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    That Chocolate Pu-Erh sounds heavenly!

  46. Jessica Zolezzi July 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

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  47. Jessica Zolezzi July 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Just followed you on twitter. :)

  48. Jessica Zolezzi July 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    You are the very first person I follow on google+ .

  49. Ashley @ Spoonful of Flavor July 18, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    Why did I not think of chai iced tea cubes! Chai tea lattes with soy milk are my favorite too.

  50. Rebecca Rhodes July 18, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Whenever I see “chai” /anywhere/ I immediately have to check it out. I had the honor of living in Mumbai, India for a month and waking up the real deal every morning and drinking it continuously throughout the day. It’s a magical little drink and I am hooked for life. I am so happy to see your recipe doesn’t include the use of nutmeg, as in my time back in the states I’ve come to realize that so many company’s definition of chai requires the heavy use of nutmeg (which makes everything taste like Christmas, by the way). I would love to know if you have any favorite chai experiences of any cafes or commercial tea bags? Tazo does an okay job as far as the kick of their spice, however they lack the rich and depth of flavor and all you actually /get/ is the sting of spice. By the way, I love the idea of turning them into ice cubes!

    • Willow Arlen July 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

      Wow, what an awesome experience! I’m jealous – I would be very happy sipping chai every day! I’m sure my recipe isn’t as authentic as true Indian chai, but I liked my homemade version much better than any of the store-bought ones I’ve tried. I think in most cases, name brand flavored teas lack in quality because the company figures the spices will cover it up anyway. The tea I used is definitely a good quality black tea, but I don’t know how it compares to what you would find in India.

    • Willow Arlen July 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

      I should note, I used the English Breakfast Tea in this recipe, which is a blend of Indian black teas (and I love it!), but if you want a more authentic chai you could try Arbor Tea’s Assam tea (I believe Assam is what is typically used in chai). You can find their Assam here:

  51. Katie @ Produce On Parade July 18, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    Hi, Willow! I’d love to try Arbor teas! I’ve never heard of them before :) So happy you were able to enlighten me to yet another tea company!

  52. Melanie July 18, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    That’s really a clever idea – the worst part of iced tea is when it gets watered down. Neat!

  53. Andy July 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    What a great idea! I’m going to try this today, great for getting my tea fix in this weather. :)

    • Burnett Baker July 19, 2013 at 6:04 am #

      Thanks for sharing must share with my sisters they will enjoy this it sounds delicious. if you know of a store here in Chicago that carry this brand of Tea please real that would be great.thanks again :-) here’s tea to you

  54. Ashley Cannon July 18, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Crazy as it may seem, I’ve yet to have Iced Chai Tea! I love chai tea so much. Definitely going to have to try this!

  55. Ashley Cannon July 18, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

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  58. MATT TOROK July 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    This is great. Love tea

  59. wanderlust July 18, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    eh! clever idea :]

  60. Aiann July 18, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    Thank you for sharing what sounds like a terrific memory. This recipe may just save me from this summer’s heat wave!

  61. sarahhhhhh July 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    Chai is my fave!

  62. Sarah Menanix July 19, 2013 at 2:12 am #

    Love this! I’m a chai tea addict myself and this is just brilliant for a heatwave!

  63. Sarah Menanix July 19, 2013 at 2:12 am #

    I like you on Facebook (@snixykitchen) !

  64. Sarah Menanix July 19, 2013 at 2:12 am #

    I follow you on twitter! (@snixykitchen)

  65. Stephanie July 19, 2013 at 3:55 am #

    I’m a recent coffee-to-tea convert. I drink Yogi brand daily (mint or kombucha) and Harney & Sons spicy cinnamon on occasion.

  66. David and Laura July 19, 2013 at 5:28 am #


  67. Cálaeb Temple July 19, 2013 at 5:52 am #

    i follow you on twitter. @pintworks

  68. Cálaeb Temple July 19, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    i’ll be making these icecubes soon. thanks!

  69. Jeanine De Wet July 19, 2013 at 6:43 am #

    What an innovative way to making iced Chai tea! I love it!! Thank you

  70. mathmath July 19, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    Thanks a lot for the recipe, I love chai tea so much !! Too bad I can’t enter the giveaway, I’ll try to find this fabulous if I ever go to Michigan : )
    Have a great day !
    A reader from Nice, FR.

  71. Jennifer Dodge July 19, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Yummy chai is one of my favorite teas I would love to try the chocolate too.

  72. Abbott Angel July 19, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    another chai addict who is going to try this one!

  73. Anonymous July 19, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    never had chai tea before but I am going to try now! thanks for the inspiration

  74. Ginny July 19, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    I love chai! and all tea! and July 23rd is my son’s birthday! lol I also linked you to Pinterest…

  75. kayla July 19, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    That looks and sounds so delicious. This would be an amazing gift for my husband our one year anniversary is right around the corner. He’s always wanting me to make new drinks and food.Thanks so much for sharing one of your favorite recipes ,well I better gwell I better get cookin

  76. meg July 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Wonderful. I’ve been looking for a summer drink and I think this might be it.

  77. Anonymous July 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    Iced chai tea… its 36 degrees Celsius in NYC today, I need to make this!!!

  78. Candace July 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    I am a HUGE fan of teas and chai tea is one of my favorites, along with anything minty!

  79. Candace July 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    i liked you on facebook :)

  80. MaryLynn Creighton July 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    Sounds good to me. Love Chai Tea and love cold tea in the summer time. Thanks for the recipe.

  81. Taylor July 19, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    This sounds so good!! I’m huge tea fan period but Chai tea is definitely one of my top favorites. I’m definitely going to try this soon! Thanks for sharing!

  82. Anonymous July 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Hope I win so would like to try some new teas :-)

  83. Abby July 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    what a great idea! Chai tea lattes are my fav too :)

  84. Abby July 19, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    And of course I follow you on twitter

  85. Abby July 19, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    and borderline stalking now…facebook ;)

  86. Anna July 19, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Great idea! Before I was a coffee person, I was a tea person. Thank you for reminding me of my first love. :)

  87. Anonymous July 19, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Thank you for sharing! I absolutely LOVE chai tea! Have a blessed day!

  88. Stephanie Heaton July 19, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    I absolutely adore Chai Tea Latte’s I’m going to have to try this for a summer treat (I even think I have all the ingredients at home, all except for an ice cube tray lol).

  89. Jenna Z July 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    Ooh, I love to try new-to-me teas!

  90. Kristin L. July 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    I really enjoyed the story around the recipe. I will add you to my FB account. Thanks for the post. I look forward to more!

  91. Mairin July 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Chai is one of my favorite drinks and I love your idea of how to keep it cold without watering it down.

  92. Earth Devotee July 19, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    Great idea! Will have to try it. Love the pictures too.

  93. Unknown July 19, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    The pictures are mouthwatering. I can’t wait to try the recipe!

  94. Michael Nuttall July 20, 2013 at 2:57 am #

    I’ve been wanting to try loose leaf tea and this would be a great introduction

  95. Jennie July 20, 2013 at 5:22 am #

    I LOOOOOVVVVEE Chai! I have always wanted to open a tea house and sit and drink and talk and think about tea all day long.. Thanks for the giveaway (my email is jenpsht at gmail)

  96. Jennie July 20, 2013 at 5:22 am #

    Also I like you on facebook!

  97. Lisa B July 20, 2013 at 5:32 am #

    Trying this tomorrow. Sounds awesome. Thamks

  98. Lisa B July 20, 2013 at 5:33 am #

    Thank you

  99. Lisa B July 20, 2013 at 5:34 am #

    Trying this tomorrow. Sounds awesome. Thamks

  100. Sanjay Kumar July 20, 2013 at 7:03 am #

    I have really liked your article on flavored tea India with suitable recipes to taste.flavoured tea india They were awesome as I have tried them at home and really enjoyed the taste. Thank You.

  101. Jordan July 20, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    This recipe sounds amazing. I’m a huge fan of chai tea, so I need to try out these ice cubes. The Chocolate tea is also right up my alley. Thanks for the giveaway!

  102. Jordan July 20, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    I like you on facebook!

  103. Jordan July 20, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    I follow you on twitter, too!

  104. S. Bailey July 20, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    I love, love, LOVE tea! But Chai is a definite fave!!! Just like you, I enjoy it hot or cold. So, this recipe is perfect & easy! That steeper looks amazing too. Awesome.

    @SBailey7 – Twitter

  105. plumful July 20, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Ingenious! Why have I never thought of this before! Now I don’t have to go without my chai tea in the summer months!

  106. Rosie Johnson July 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Wow! What an awesome blog and recipe. I’m so excited to try it. Delish!

  107. Rosie Johnson July 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    PS- I also liked it on Facebook :)

  108. AHAviews July 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Sounds delicious – and the ice cube idea will be heavenly when the next heatwave hits us here in Toronto. Also very different from the simple recipe I’ve used for decades, same heat/cool/steep/sugar steps, but using 3 c water with Cinnamon Bark (ooh, smoky flavour) 6 whole cardamom pods (green cardamom, they call it) and a dozen cloves or so. I just simmer until I can’t stand it any longer, steep two teabags for 5-12 min (depending how long whatever chore I’m doing takes me) add 2 heaping tbsp of brown sugar and milk to creaminess desired. Once the milk is added, there’s enough for a tea party of deserving friends.

  109. Justin Zagorski July 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Mmmm I love chai and am always looking for new ways to make it homemade, this looks perfect.

  110. Mandy July 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Oh, those ice cubes sound super delicious! I’m definitely going to have to try that.

  111. Mandy July 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    I follow you on twitter @dojikkolikewhoa

  112. Anonymous July 20, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    This sounds just perfect for a get together I am having tomorrow! Like you, I’m obsessed with good loose leaf- there is nothing like it!! And thank you for sharing what sounds like a wonderful company was well. I’m always looking to support local and green :o) I’ll have to try them out!

  113. Madeline B July 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    I love your idea for using chai tea. And thanks for the great giveaway!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

  114. Madeline B July 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    I “like” your Facebook page (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).

  115. Madeline B July 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).

  116. Madeline B July 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

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  117. Lynn Thornburg July 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    Love the post, very inspiring! And definitely love tea! Going to grab the ingredients for the recipe today!

    (liked you on fb,followed you on twitter)

  118. Flynn July 20, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    Can’t wait to try a new chai recipe!

  119. Tania July 20, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    This recipe looks great and I’m so excited to try it as ice cubes! I’ve been doing coffee ice cubes lately with this heat, but I’ve also love tea and Chai ice cubes sounds genius! Will be trying this today for sure! And the infuser looks neat too, can’t say I’ve ever tried one.

  120. danielle July 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    Wonderful!! The heatwave in Brooklyn is crazy and I’m looking forward to trying this recipe ASAP! Thanks for sharing.

  121. Abby Hilton July 20, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    I’d love to try the tea sampler!

  122. Briana S. July 20, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    Sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it. Thank you!

  123. Diana Hackenburg July 21, 2013 at 12:57 am #

    Sounds yummy!

  124. Marie Smith July 21, 2013 at 1:29 am #

    Sounds amazing! Been loving the coffee ice cubes lately but I can’t wait to give these a try!

  125. MomOf2Munchkins July 21, 2013 at 1:39 am #

    This looks delicious! I’m pinning this one for sure! And I’d LOVE to try those samples! :)

  126. MomOf2Munchkins July 21, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    Had to like on FB to just for a 2nd chance. :)

  127. Abbey Harper July 21, 2013 at 1:50 am #

    I love iced tea!

  128. christine guilmain July 21, 2013 at 3:17 am #

    that was a sweet story.

  129. Sarah July 21, 2013 at 4:18 am #

    Wow, this looks really delicious! Flavored tea cubes are a great idea in the summer months.

  130. pmelgoza July 21, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    I love your idea of cold chai tea drink. I have to try this.

  131. Walking Worthy July 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    I love hot tea, this is a great way to drink it cold!! A must try for sure!

  132. Barb July 21, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    You’ve got me drooling!!!! Can’t wait to try this! Pure genius!

  133. McSeeds July 21, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    I love Chai Iced Tea.

  134. Jenn July 22, 2013 at 1:19 am #

    this recipe looks so delicious! i can’t wait to try it out!!

  135. Jen Burger July 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    I’m so excited to try this recipe! And thanks for sharing your favorite tea place!

  136. Jen July 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I LOVE chai!!

  137. Ersatz Smile July 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    I’m so excited to try this! I’ve frozen coffee into cubes before, but I’ve never thought of freezing tea in the same way. I’d love to toss a few of these with some almond milk in the blender.

  138. From Valeries Kitchen July 22, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    I love Chai tea any way I can get it but this looks insanely good. I can totally picture 16 year old Willow at the mic nervously reading her poem. What a sweet story :)

  139. Stephanie July 22, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    I can’t wait to try this recipe it sounds amazing!

  140. Stephanie July 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    I “like” you on Facebook (Stephanie Grant)

  141. Stephanie July 22, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    I follow you on Twitter @sgrant2005

  142. Stephanie July 22, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    I added you to Google+ as Stephanie Grant

  143. Jessica July 22, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

    I just found your blog from a post on pintrest, I’m very excited to try the tea cubes because I love new variations on Indian foods but even more excited reading about the stainless steel tea filter! I cant wait to get one of these :)

  144. Kim R July 23, 2013 at 2:57 am #

    I love chai teas, and can’t wait to give this a shot! Going to make a batch up tomorrow! Should be excellent in vanilla almond milk!

  145. Cristina July 23, 2013 at 3:20 am #

    My husband LOVES chai ice tea – this will be nice treat. thanks for the recipe!

  146. Janea July 23, 2013 at 5:17 am #

    Looks fantastic

  147. Anonymous July 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    I love Chai tea. I will check out Arbor Tea and order some. Thanks for the tip.

  148. Christine Basler July 25, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    Sounds yummy! Looking forward to making it!

  149. Eric Foldenauer July 26, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    Arbor Teas gets very high marks from me. They are environmentally conscious, efficient, communicative, and every tea I have tried from them has been of exceptional quality.

  150. Unknown August 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    What a great idea! Making it this weekend!

  151. _singing4ever_ August 16, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    I had never read your blog before, and I have never known how to make chai tea. This is a happy day!

  152. Not too late to craft August 21, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    Iced tea cubes!! What a gorgeous idea! I tried it with store-bought chai tea as soon as I finished reading your post… as you could see in one of my posts…

    Thanks a lot!!

  153. Tea Chai Ireland August 26, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    it makes me really happy……

  154. Jill Potenti August 27, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

    I gave this a try and it was a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

  155. Ms. T September 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    this sounds delish! making this!

  156. Samantha Erin September 7, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    This is ingenious. Definitely going to give it a try.

  157. Jess @ What The Efff September 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    A friend just shared your blog with me – love it! The cubes are a great idea!

  158. Jess @ What The Efff September 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    Liked you Fbook!

  159. Jess @ What The Efff September 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    And following on Tweeeeeter :)

  160. O.T. October 10, 2013 at 1:16 am #

    This is awesome and I LOVE chai tea! I wonder if this would work for Thai Iced tea as well

  161. Colorubia October 18, 2013 at 12:05 am #

    Yum ! Looking forward to a chance at the giveaway !

  162. Caitlin @ teaspoon January 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    What a great idea. I always want the flavor of tea in the summer without the hotness. And starbucks is just mostly ice! I’ll try this in the coming months :)

  163. Monica M April 26, 2014 at 9:44 pm #

    Following you on facebook. Love the idea of Chai Iced Tea Cubes, will be making these for summer. Thanks!!!

  164. Shawna B April 27, 2014 at 12:53 am #

    Yummy sounding recipe! I can’t wait to try it!

  165. ML April 27, 2014 at 7:00 am #

    Love chai tea!! It’s a tea time favorite! :)

  166. rgr April 27, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

    What a great idea! I do this with iced coffee – never thought to do it with tea.

  167. MB April 28, 2014 at 12:56 am #

    I adore chia tea, it’s my winter go to.I can’t wait to try this scrumptious summertime treat! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  168. Shawna B May 14, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    Fb liked!

  169. Shawna B May 14, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    Following on Twitter!

  170. Shawna B May 14, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    Love the recipe!

  171. Gretchen Lasser June 17, 2014 at 7:50 am #

    Liked you on Facebook and following you on twitter!!

  172. Pam Noffsinger June 20, 2014 at 12:51 am #

    Did someone say, “tea time”

  173. Vinessa Harrison June 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    I love this recipe! Now that I’ve read your interest in teas, I am dying to try the Chocolate Pu-Erh!!
    Hope I win!!

  174. Jennifer July 4, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    This sounds delicious, I can’t wait to try it!!

  175. Elaine March 31, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    Your creation transports me to my Happy Place. Namaste.

  176. Tambra June 3, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    Oh I hope to try new tea that’s all I drink is tea love chai tea lattes can’t wait to try this recipe

    • Willow Arlen June 6, 2016 at 2:32 pm #

      Thanks Tambra, I hope you like this version! Chai tea is one of my favorites!

  177. Saubira Adam June 25, 2016 at 9:50 am #

    Can’t wait to try it out!

  178. Emily P June 30, 2016 at 10:35 am #

    Yum! Iced chai is my favourite… Will definitely give this a try :)

  179. Socorro November 23, 2016 at 7:48 am #

    I love chai tea. My favorite.

    • Willow Arlen November 23, 2016 at 10:42 am #

      Thanks Socorro, I hope you try this recipe — one of my go-tos!

  180. Lorie March 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm #

    I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  181. Alex Kim July 9, 2020 at 7:47 am #

    I really liked this recipe. I will definitely be going to try this. Thank you so much for sharing.


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