Monthly Archives: February 2015

Masala Chai with Green Tea

Chai tea mix

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 10 mL cardamom pods (24 -26 pods)
  • 3- 3 inch cinnamon sticks
  • 2-3 star anise
  • 2 tsp cloves
  • 1 ½ tsp red peppercorns
  • ¾ cup green tea

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°
2. On a cutting board and using a sharp knife, cut the cardamom pods in half. Place on a baking sheet along with the peppercorns, star anise, cloves and cinnamon. Toast in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the spices are fragrant. Remove and cool.
3. Crush spices lightly with a rolling pin or in a mortar and pestle. You may have to crumble the cinnamon stick with your hands or chop roughly on a cutting board.
4. In a bowl, toss the spices, and tea together until blended. Spoon into your container of choice such as a mason jar or fill single use tea loose leaf tea bags.
Chai spices

 

 

 

 

Brewing Instructions- To make 1 cup:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of non-dairy milk (I like almond milk)
  • 1 tablespoon of chai Mix placed into a tea bag
  • Sugar or honey to taste (1 tsp-1 tbsp)

Bring the water and milk to a boil over medium heat and add the spices. Reduce temperature to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in the sweetener, and turn off the heat. Strain spices using a fine mesh over your cup.  Enjoy!