Zingy Xmas Chai

I had quite an obsession with Tea earlier in the year. I even considered setting up a business on the side for boutique tea. I don’t know what I was thinking… I don’t have enough time for my current job let alone another business. I did develop a lovely Chai recipe though. Lots of experimenting to get to this one, the better quality Assam tea you use the better it tastes…

ZINGY XMAS CHAI

Ingredients:
3 Tsp Cinnamon (scrolls, not ground)
2 Tsp dried ginger
3 Cardamon Pods
15  Black Peppercorns
28 Cloves
1.5 Star Anise
5 Tbsp Assam Tea

Method:
Place all spices  in a mortar & pestle and bash up into small pieces. Add to a bag with the tea and shake it up. You can also add some grated nutmeg int there if you want to make it xtra xmasy. I like to sew up little muslin bags to put it in for gifts, but don’t think I’ll have the time this year.

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3 thoughts on “Zingy Xmas Chai

  1. Chai is one of my favorite blends of tea. I do not have time to make it myself, so I buy different blends. My favorite so far is masala chai from http://www.tealaden.com. This particular blend has Assam tea, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and is delicious brewed in either water or milk.

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