Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Chai tea

This is one of my favourite ways to drink tea, and my girls love it, too. I acquired this recipe from a Sikh family I once worked with. They did catering, I did bar, waitressing, food service, staffing, and dishes for them. This recipe was a bonus one night, and only because I asked for it.
I use sugar because I prefer the taste to that of honey, or any other sweetened syrup.
This recipe is made per person, so you need to multiply it out for more.
Do not boil this, as it will make the tea bitter.

  • 1 teaspoon loose leaf tea and one extra
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cm cinnamon scroll
  • 3 cardamom pods, cracked open
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander (round)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk

  1. Add all ingredients except milk to saucepan, and bring to boil.
  2. Reduce heat, and simmer while stirring for 3 minutes.
  3. Add milk, and bring back to boil, simmering for a further 3 minutes.

Strain into cups and enjoy

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