23 Mar
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Chilly Morning Chai

I know it’s officially SPRING and all, but still — at least at my house this morning –it was chilly enough to want a nice, hot cup of spicy chai!

Here’s the recipe from my new favorite cookbook — Retreat: The Joys of Conscious Eating.

Masala Chai

6 cups water
4 slices fresh ginger
6 cardamom pods
3 cinnamon sticks
2 whole cloves
6 peppercorns
2 star anise
4-6 bags of Ceylon tea (or 4-6 heaping teaspoons of loose Ceylon tea)
milk and sugar to taste

1. Place all the spices in a pot with the water. Bring to a boil then simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes.

2. Add the tea and remove from heat. Allow to steep for 6-8 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste.

3. Strain and serve. (Or save in the frig to heat up for tomorrow!)

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