The coziest of seasons is upon us :) Put on a sweater and some snuggly socks, light some candles, brew my dad's famous chai to bring the most aromatic experience to your kitchen as well as a warm, nourished feeling to your body and mind.
the spices in this tea stoke your digestive fire (Agni) so that you can keep burning (and thus shining!) all winter long :)
3 cups of water
2 cups of organic milk**
3 Tbsps red rooibos OR black tea
1.5 inch cube of fresh ginger root, finely chopped or grated***
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cardamom seeds
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 tsp fennel
1/2 tsp coriander
7-10 black peppercorns
7-10 whole cloves
Maple Syrup or Sucanat to taste
**Milk can be replaced with almond milk, hemp milk, coconut milk or water
***Fresh ginger can be replaced with 1 tsp of dry ginger
Boil the water in a medium sauce pan.
Turn the heat to low and add the spices.
Simmer on low, covered, for 15 minutes.
Add the tea and steep for an additional 8 minutes.
Add the milk and steep for an additional 2 minutes.
Strain into a separate pot or 4 individual cups, using a fine mesh strainer.
If you desire a foam top, try using a hand blender or a regular blender on low speed for 30 seconds.
Add sweetener of choice
Bless, Share, sip and enjoy!