Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Chai Me

It's been really cold here lately (am I allowed to complain about cold weather when I live in SC?). Anyway, no matter where you live, there's nothing better on a cold day than wrapping your hands around a warm mug, eh? Today I was craving some chai; my aunt Susan shared a cup with me over Thanksgiving that some friends from Kenya had made for her with fresh spices, and I couldn't stop thinking about it. I tried to recreate it by doing the following:

Combine: 3 black tea bags
               1/4 tsp. ground ginger
               1/4 tsp. allspice
               1/4 tsp. ground cloves
               1/2 tsp. cinnamon
               12 ounces boiling water

Steep 5 minutes, then add 6-8 ounces of milk (I might have used cream, but not a whole cup of course ;).
Keep on medium heat for 3 minutes, making sure milk does not boil. 
Add some natural cane sugar and/or honey (I might have used both ;).  

be warm!


12 comments:

  1. mmmm... sounds delicious, Erin!!! I'll adjust it with my 'DariFree' (non-dairy milk alternative) and it will definitely be awesome for our Rosario cold nights in the following months :-)

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  2. yummo, if only i could drink it...

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  3. This is great! I love chai, and just can NOT find it here in Korea. Thanks!

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  4. I was just clicking on next blog until Ifond yours. I recently posted a chai recipe too--from Tanzania.

    You can change the spices according to taste. So you can have peppercorns, bay leaves, but most have cardamom pods as well.

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  5. I am going to try this it sounds perfect

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  6. Loving all the "chai me" responses. Hope you have all been sipping happily :)

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