Warm Spiced Chai
If you grew up in an Indian household, you had a morning chai routine. It is one the most personalized traditions and everyone makes their chai a little different. In our house, the hubs makes chai 95% of the time. His chai is simple, consistent, and very ritualistic. The 5% of the time I make chai, it’s spicy, creative, and ever changing. Just to get a little deeper, this also describes our personalities.
Today, I want to bring you the deviated chai recipe in our household.
1-2 Tbs of loose leaf tea (Orange Peakoe or English Breakfast, feel free to use caffeine free)
3/4 C of water
1/2 C of Whole milk or Oat Milk
1-2 Tsp of Sugar or Honey
1 inch cinnamon stick
4 cardamom pods
3-4 whole cloves
1/2 Tsp of ginger powder
Freshly grated nutmeg to garnish
In a saucepan, add the water, tea, and spices at medium heat.
Once the tea starts to boil, let it continue boiling for 1 min.
Turn the heat to simmer for 2-3 mins.
In the meantime, warm up your milk and set it aside.
Drain the tea into a cup and add your steamed milk. Add the sweeter of your choice and voila!
Comment below and tell me about your tea/coffee/lemon water routine!