Cold and damp seasonal changes are making me feel "off" today...
I needed something warm and spicy this afternoon as I was working on scheduling and completing some of the tasks on my ever growing "to do" list so I decided to make a yummy cup of spicy chai. I adapted mine from the Herbal Academy's immune boosting chai recipe. You can read it here.
Chai means tea and is a beloved drink from India. Traditionally, it's made by boiling tea leaves, spices, milk, and sugar. It's such a treat! I used almond milk and raw honey but you can use anything that you want. Making tea is creative! Many of the spices in this tea are perfect for me and some of my all time favorites but you can sub other herbs and spices that you love. Okay...
Let's make some Chai!
Ingredients1 1/2 – 2 cups water
6 black peppercorns, crushed
4 cardamom pods, crushed
2 cloves, ground or crushed
1 slice fresh ginger, minced - (oops! I originally forgot to add this but it was still excellent!)
Two cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon dried orange peel
1/2 – 1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon loose black tea (or two tea bags)
Raw honey, to taste (optional)
Did you try this recipe? Let me know how it came out in the comments.