If you have thought it might be good for you to drink less coffee than you currently drink – finding an alternative that is healthier and not quite so packed with caffeine – or if tea is simply something you already enjoy drinking, one of the best teas to take a look at is chai; chai is a black tea (which means it has a stronger flavor and a bit more caffeine than green tea) that has a distinctive, full-bodied flavor that is loved in many parts of the world, and once you know how to prepare it yourself, you will be able to enjoy it right there in your home!Plain old hot chai is the standard way to enjoy it; in order to make a mug of hot chai tea, you will want too bring water to just under a boil, and then you will want to pour this water (about 8 ounces) over the teabag, allowing it to steep for about five minutes before you remove the teabag and enjoy (hint: if you want slightly stronger tea, dunk the teabag up and down in the water before removing). @@ADSENSE@@. But as wonderful as hot chai is, another favorite is the “chai latte”; for this drink, you will want to bring the water to a full boil before you pour it over the teabag – and then, once you have prepared the tea (making sure to dunk the teabag up and down before removing, as the stronger flavor will be important), add a bit of milk and a dash of sugar to enhance the flavor of the chai. Finally, iced chai is another favorite; you will want to make this in much the same way you would make hot chai, but double the strength of the tea (using two teabags per 8 ounces, instead of one). Once the tea is prepared, stir in some sugar (if desired), then place it in the refrigerator until it cools – at which point it can be served in glasses with ice for a cold, delicious treat! @@ADSENSE@@.