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Home made Chai tea recipe – great gift idea

Random recipe post!

A friend passed on this yummy easy to make chai tea recipe. It is a great tasting tea once made and you can make it up as a gift for a family member or friend. It is called Moon Chai and the link is here.

Here is how I have written it out to print off and pop it in a tall bottle jar (like a tall pasta jar) with the dry ingrediants for the recipient (or you) to make up and then savour.

Homemade Chai recipe

In your jar is:

10 pieces of ginger, 1-inch

4 cinnamon sticks, broken

1 tsp green cardamom pods

2 1/4 tsp black peppercorns

1 tsp cloves, whole

1/2 tsp fennel seeds

1/2 tsp licorice root

1/2 tsp allspice

Preparation:Combine everything with 5 cups* water in a saucepan (* halve this to make concentrate and keep in fridge in a tall jar). Cover pot and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove the pot from heat, and let sit for another 35 minutes (covered). At this point you can add some tea bags of your choice in to seep.  Strain out the spices by using a cloth & a sieve.

To make a drink: Pour a few cm’s worth of the Chai mix into our mug and a teaspoon of honey and heat in microwave. Heat up some milk and when near boiling point use a whisk to froth it up. Pour into the preheated chai mix and enjoy!

** You can alter the peppercorns to make it spicier if you so wish. Make it to your preference as this is a great base.

The best place to find these ingredients is at a local Indian/Asian spice shop. Once you have the main ingredients, you then have them on hand to make a jar for yourself or to have ready to make up a give away one.  I keep my Chai ingredients in a container all together to make life easier. 😀

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Go on and make a brew up! Let me know what you think.

 

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