Homemade Chai Tea.
Where do I start with this little cup of leg shaking goodness.
It is delicious, it settles my sweet little tooth that hides out until late afternoon, and drinking a gallon of it in a single sitting hasn't killed me.*
It was a sunny Friday morning at my local supermarket when I found myself pondering my thoughts in the tea aisle wondering if after all these years of Nerada tea bags, it was time to stretch out my tea dipping fingers and put them to good use by picking out a flock of new spices.
Fast forward a few months to now, where spice science with the usual Chai suspects; cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, clove, vanilla & cayenne pepper, have helped find the perfect ratio for Nikki's World Famous Chai Tea.
Read on if you dare.
Homemade Chai Spice:
2 teaspoons of ground allspice 2 teaspoons of ground nutmeg 3 tsp of ground ginger 2 teaspoons of ground cardamom 2 teaspoons of ground cloves 6 teaspoons of ground cinnamon A few drops of vanilla essence
Optional: For a spicy Chai, add some cayenne pepper & extra ginger. For sweetness, add extra cinnamon, vanilla & coconut sugar.
Method: Mix & pour contents into a glass jar.
Nikki's World Famous Chai Tea: 1. Pop the kettle. 2. Add 1 tsp of the chai mix to a mug 3. Pour hot water up towards the top of the mug, leaving enough room for the coconut milk. 4. Add coconut milk, a squirt of honey & a good stir.
Pro tip: The first 4/5ths of your Chai tea guarantees not to disappoint, but the leftover devil powder that settles at the bottom only guarantees disappointment if you attempt to drink it. Please drink responsibly.
Although I only use Chai spice mix for tea, I believe it could also be a guilt free way to spice up your morning smoothie (or homemade cookies), or as a rejuvenating face scrub.
Spice up your life,
* not guaranteed nor recommended