I will begin this “weekly whet” with an apology to all of you nuts out there who are well on your way to completing your holiday shopping: I’m sorry. I’m sure you would have appreciated this week’s drink recipe at 5 AM.

Alright—you’re not crazy—just proactive! While you’re kicking back listening to the fire crackle (or insert other picturesque holiday scene here) on December 24, I’ll be running around the mall, cursing myself for sleeping in on Black Friday. But for now, I’ll push that imminent stress aside and enjoy my Chai iced tea from the comfort of my bed while you are out sucker-punching your fellow shoppers.


  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Ceylon Tea Masala Chai (see their link on the site) placed in tea ball or other straining device, or substitute 1 tea bag
  • 1 Tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 Cup hot water

Pour hot water over the tea bag or ball and allow tea to steep to desired strength (2-5 minutes). In another glass, mix sugar and sweetened condensed milk. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Fill the glass with ice and add the tea (NOTE: The melting ice will dillute the tea, so you may want to allow it to cool quite a bit before adding it to the glass with the ice and milk). Stir the tea into the sweetened condensed milk and sugar and top it off with a little more milk. Enjoy!