RECIPE: Spiced Chai

RECIPE: Spiced Chai

Home Hacks | 20 May 2021

There's no better way to start hibernation season than with a steaming hot cup of tea. But, what's even better than this?

The homemade spiced chai sort of course, with a scent to give you all those feel-good cosy vibes.

Spiced Chai | Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cardamon pods
  • 1 star anise pod, whole
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 clove, whole
  • 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1/4 nutmeg, ground
  • 2 Darjeeling black tea bags
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon honey, more if you like it sweeter

Method

In a small or medium saucepan, bring cardamon, star anise, cinnamon, clove, peppercorn, ginger and nutmeg to a boil.

Add the tea bags, and steep for 5 minutes.

Remove tea bags and rest for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat milk and honey in a smaller saucepan over medium heat, taking care not to bring it to a boil. Depending on what tools you have, here you can froth your milk.

While the milk cools for a minute, strain the tea into your favourite mug or cup.

Add slightly cooled milk.

Enjoy warm.


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