So here is the Jones' answer to the witches' brew.
Jones' Iced Chai Latte
4 c boiling water
4 spiced chai teabags (we used Trader Joe's because it was in the pantry, Starbucks uses Tazo)
1/4 c & 3 TBS sugar
4 c milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Boil water and brew teabags until you're pretty sure the resulting sludge is both bitter and repulsive. At any point you can add all the sugar to brewing tea (sorry it didn't come out to a normal cup measurement). Stir until the sugar dissolves. You can use a sugar substitute, but we're into extreme sucrose around here.
***IF YOU USE A GLASS PITCHER, please make sure that the tea has cooled before the next step. In childhood, Jim exploded a glass teapot making sweet iced tea. His mother still mourns the teapot.
Pour milk into a pitcher with the brewed, sweetened tea.
Stir in vanilla and cinnamon. Serve over ice. Makes 2 quarts (64 ounces). We have no idea how long it keeps because it only lasts about 24 hours here. Do not serve to toddlers unless you're willing to share most of your cup. In our small sample preschoolers seem entirely immune to its charm.
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