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Enjoying a Cuppa: Hong Kong Style Milk Tea

[TRANSCRIPT: Any references to real people are absolutely intentional, but what they say is completely fabricated. :)]

SHOREL: Hi, I’m your host, Shorel Kleinert and welcome to the Milk Tea show. I’m here to answer a few audience questions and then get down to business making some milk tea. Let’s take our first caller,

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A Tale of Two Chai’s

It all began when Sara Beth changed Rachel’s chai latte recipe.


A few years ago Rachel shared her chai latte concentrate recipe with us. We had been looking around for a good chai recipe and had even posted one, but after trying Rachel’s version, we were satisfied. We made this recipe for a

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Chinese Spiced Cider

When serving 8.9 billion sugar cookies, it’s good to have a holiday beverage to offer our guests. Since neither Hubs nor I have succeeded in making spiced cider (is it the orange rind that makes it so bitter?) we decided to create a drink that combined our love for cider with the Chinese love for

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Hot Chocolate

For the entire month of December, we’ve been painstakingly researching the perfect cup of hot chocolate. It was a delicious adventure.

We finally found a recipe that works for us. Not too sweet. Not too chocolaty. With a lingering a hint of fresh milk.

Combine: 2 tablespoons cocoa 3 tablespoons sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt

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Shorel loves eggnog. Every year we make a couple of batches of our own nog between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We like this eggnog recipe because the eggs are cooked not raw.


4 cups milk 5 whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 12 egg yolks 1 1/2 cups sugar 2

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Coffee Delight


2/3 cup instant coffee granules 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer 1 cup powdered chocolate drink mix 1/2 cup white sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Have ready 2 (12 ounce) jars. (Any size small jar is fine.) Put the instant coffee into

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