Chai tea: a cold weather friend.
The following is a traditional recipe for Chai that can be made at home. It is best to buy the spices whole and use a small coffee grinder to grind them yourself ahead of time. Some other ingredients I have found to work well include licorice root, fennel seed, allspice berries, bay leaves, nutmeg, honey, brown sugar, maple syrup, orange peel, coriander, mint leaves, vanilla bean, and lemon. Experiment till you find a combination you like and mix it together, storing it in a glass jar in your pantry.
Makes about 8 cups In a saucepan add the following, cover and bring to a boil for 5 minutes:
7 Cups water 1 Tbsp fennel or anise seed 6 green cardamom pods 12 cloves 1 cinnamon stick 1/4" ginger root, sliced thin 1/4 tsp black pepper corns 2 bay leaves
Turn off heat and let steep for 10 minutes Add 2 Tbsp Darjeeling or Assam tea bring to a boil again, simmering for 5 minutes:
Add: 6 tbsp honey or rock sugar 1 Cup milk or soymilk
Matthew Childs is a lover of fine Asian teas and owner of Indigenous Teahouse with business partner Jeremy Poore, located at 144 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville, NC. Indigenous is a local gathering place and community forum serving homemade edibles and dedicated to using local, seasonal, organic products whenever possible. Contact them at 828-252-0021 or www.indigenous-asheville.com
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