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 ;).