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chai recipe

 

Are you trying to get off coffee, but can’t really get excited about tea?  Here’s a stunning chai recipe with exotic spices to the rescue!  Your mornings will be imbibed with sensual energy when you start the day  with my  Six-Spice Chai.

Chai Recipe with Six Spices

Six-Spice Chai with Mini Banana Choco Muffins (gluten-free)

for one serving
Ingredients:
3 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
1 cinnamon stick
3 cloves, whole
1 star anise, whole
3 slices ginger
1/2″ vanilla pod, or 2 drops of vanilla extract
2 rounded teaspoons black tea
(you can use Darjeeling, English breakfast, Irish breakfast, or roobois for a caffeine-free version)
8 oz. filtered water

1/3 cup coconut milk, full fat please! (more if desired)
Honey, maple syrup, palm sugar, or Sucanat to sweeten as needed

If you want to make two servings, simply double the amount of tea, and coconut milk.  You need not double the spices.

Method:

In a small ceramic or stainless steel pot, place all the ingredients, except for the coconut milk.  Bring to a soft simmer and allow the spices and tea to dance gently in the perculation for about 8 – 10 minutes.  Add in the coconut milk and sweetener of choice and allow to simmer for one more minute.  Strain into a cup.  First enjoy the delightful aroma, and then sip slowly to savor this warming and exotic brew.

Download a copy of this recipe for your personal file.

Want to know how to make the mini muffins as well?  Stay tuned…..
Recipe will be posted in a couple of days.  promise!

Dare to spice things up!

for love of food and friends,

Karen

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