A great recipe for Chai!
~*~*~ for 2 servings ~*~*~
~ 2 cups of water
~ 3 - 4 pods cardamom
~ half root of ginger
~ 6 black tea packets
~ tt black pepper
~ 1 cinnamon stick
~ 2 - 3 whole cloves
~ tt sugar
~ 2 cups of milk (doesn’t matter, but higher the fat, the more creamy the taste)
~*~*~ Directions ~*~*~
* place the two cups of water in a pot, and put it on a medium low for it to simmer, and warm up. In the mean time, prepare the tea bag.
** If you don’t have tea bags, they’re 2 dollars at Whole foods, or perhaps at your local tea shop. If you don’t have those, then just use a string, and two coffee filters.
* Grind up the ginger, cinnamon stick, clover, and pepper together. Then, crack open the pods for the cardamom, and add them to the freshly grounded together mixture. Then grind again until in a fine powder. Add the mixture in the tea bag / coffee filter along with 6 ripped open bags of black tea. Pour each of those packets in.
(if coffee filter, don’t forget to tie it TIGHT. You don’t want any of the contents to spill! Also, tighten the tea bag as tight as you can!)
* add the tea bag with its contents into the water, and let it simmer for 5 minutes. When this is done, add as much sugar as you like, and stir.
*when this is done, add the milk, and turn on the heat to high. You’ll know when it’s done when the milk starts to bubble and rise. Be careful though, if this is unattended, the tea will bubble over.
Ta da! Chai tea! It’s really easy to make! :)