ooh lalala I discovered something again, it’s the chai tea…It’s soooo delicious, warming and relaxing!! I think it’s from India originally. (and I never been there)..so maybe I do not have the original recipe, but I try to make it as delicious as possible
Chai tea always remember me of nice parties, where you had the possibility to drink some nice chai tea in a beautiful tent, with a beautiful wooden constructive inside and a oven to keep the tent warm, covered with a lot of great decorated pillows and cloths.
Also chai tea give me also the link to yoga and relaxing, taking your time and rest. Enjoy the tea and peace, yes also some kind of hippie feeling.
I have experimented a lot with ingredients and the amount of it and this is for me the nicest chai, it’s also a little spicy because of the dried pili pili pepper I used so if you don’t want the spiciness leave out the pepper.
So here is my delicious chai tea for 4 big mugs with a little help and research on the internet and my experimenting!
Ingredients for chai tea (4 big mugs)
3 cups of oat milk (I love oat milk)
3 cups of water
a black tea bag
6 whole cloves
6 cardamom pods
3 teaspoons of fennel-seeds grinded
1 little cinnamon-stick
1 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
2,5 cm of dried grated ginger-root
3 pinches of star anise-powder (I didn’t have star anise)
3 dried bay leaves
a cooking pan (big enough for all the water and milk)
a wooden spoon to stir
4 big mugs
So let start….
Get the cooking pan, put in the water and all the spices, bring it to a boil!
When it’s boiling, put in the teabag. Lets simmer for 5 minutes, and then put in the milk and heat again the mixture till it’s cooking again, put off the fire.
Get the mugs, put on some incense stick (I like nag champa) and relax on a big pillow………..enjoy the taste of the warming chai tea
have a nice day!!