Monday, May 16, 2011

Winter Chai

This is perfect on a cold winters night. Actually - any time of day really.

In a saucepan place about 1 - 2 cups of water
2 lightly crushed star anise
6 - 10 bruised cloves
a cinnamon stick or two
a few bruised cardamon pods
and a few grinds of pepper

Gently simmer for 10 - 20 minutes (or as long as you like, just keep an eye on the water level)
Add 2 tablespoons of dandelion tea (or black tea or rooibos) with 1 - 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 - 2 cups of soy milk (or cows milk if you prefer)

Keep on low heat, stirring until honey is dissolved and milk is warm/hot

Drink from your favourite mug, accompanied by a cookie, speculaas, cake or ... another cup of chai.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome work Kris! I've been on the hunt for a perfect chai. They come in so many forms when you order one: powder, syrup, tea, late, coffee shot or no. I'll give this one a go! :) Jess


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