RECIPE: Warm Spiced Chai
My husband and I have been working on the perfect chai recipe. This is a non-dairy version that is creamy and mild. We love it!
Also, it's the best beverage for a cold day. A Hygge selection. Making this tea, crushing the spices, releasing the aroma, is a very comforting ritual.
1 pinch fennel seeds
About 15 cardamom pods
3 coriander seeds
A sprinkle of nutmeg
2 pieces cinnamon stick
Fresh ginger, 2 thin slices, lightly mashed
2 t. loose black tea (or less)
2-3 t. sugar, to taste
1-2 cups milk (best choice is unsweetened almond milk)
Mortar and pestle
Tea pot with strainer
Assemble all spices.
Put fennel seeds, cardamom pods, allspice, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks, coriander seeds and nutmeg in mortar and pestle. Grind them up.
👩🏻🍳 COOKING TIP: If you are serving this to kids and want to omit the tea, just make the warm spiced milk. It's delicious. You could also have the chai hot or cold (over ice).
🥛 MILK TIP: We have tried dairy, oat milk, coconut milk, and almond milk. Almond milk makes the creamiest version, but be sure to get unsweetened and unflavored.
All my best,
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