Do I hate chai latte that much that it deserves a blog post of its own? Maybe no.
Well yes. Kinda.
My friend asked how my blogging is going and I told her I have not blogged in weeks.
“Go blog about this horrible drink!”
It was so bad that the first thing that came out of my mouth was nothing. My face just turned prune-like and my hand automatically pushed the glass all the way to the other end of the table towards my friend.
“Is it that bad?” asked my friend.
Still no words as I pushed the glass further towards my friend. It almost fell off the table. That’s how much I wanted this drink away from me.
She took a sip and blurted out “NO!”
I know you may think this is a total exaggeration but I’m telling you, if you don’t like spices like cinnamon, cardamon (omg cardamon), cloves, star anise (NO!) etc, DO NOT GET CHAI LATTE or chai anything.
I don’t even like cinnamon buns because of the cinnamon. What was I thinking?
What’s worse is I ordered an ICED chai latte. Drinking it hot would’ve been way better.
The funny thing is, I know exactly what’s in it and I know I hate it but I thought, I should give it a try. I have avoided this drink long enough. With autumn and Halloween around the corner, chai drink recipes and photos were popping up everywhere on the internet. Who knows, I may surprise myself.
Surprise, indeed. I never thought I could hate a drink this much.
Not wanting to waste it, I drank it anyway. You know how you would be chatting and nonchalantly grab a sip of your drink. Every single unconscious sip was a shock to all my senses. Lol! You have no idea the amount of water I added into it.
I finally finished the drink but that was not the end. I had chai-burps after that.
I’ll limit these spices to my Indian curries and biryani rice in the future.
p/s With my inconsistent blogging schedule, would it be ridiculous if a 365-day blog challenge took 2 years to complete? *no, don’t answer that*