Two Leaves and a Bud Mountain High Chai
I went to a birthday party on Saturday with the Little Princess at the home of a neighbor. We've just met although LP has been playing with them and their dog in the front yard for a little while.
They're an Indian family and the mother of the hostess was there making chai tea. I'd never had it before and I love Indian food, so I tried it and liked it, and twisted her arm for the recipe because I could see that it was more than just a teabag.
Her method involves boiling a couple of cinnamon sticks, a few cardamom seeds, and cloves together before adding the teabags. Then she adds milk and brings it to a boil and it's done. You must add sweetener or it won't taste good, evidently!
I've been looking for a suitable substitute for coffee now that cool weather is here, and I found this tea at the health food store yesterday. I chose it out of all the others because it already has the 3 spices in it, and when I made it this morning it tasted exactly like hers.
Of course, I used cream in mine, not milk.
Just the thing for a cold, rainy morning and a scratchy throat.