Chai is traditional drink in India and has become increasingly a popular all over the world.
I hate it when I order a chai and only get the sugar-powder mix. What you get at starbucks and other coffee places has nothing to do with a real chai. Regarding the amount sugar and calories it almost accounts for a complete meal.
I loved Sydney. Not only because I was glad to discover that where ever I went, the chai was freshly brewed. Most cafés made up their own chai spice blend, one which it’s not syrupy and overly sweetened.
Being back to Europe things are a bit different again, so I forced my dad to give away his secret recipe for REAL YOGI CHAI.
If you’ve never made your own Chai at home with all the yummy spices, you’re definitely missing out on a treat. I admit, it’s not as easy as simply throwing a tea bag in a cup with hot water...
It tastes a lot more authentic and is defintely worth the extra time!
So, gather up the cinnamon stick, cardamom and fresh ginger and get ready for a cup of comfort!
ALL YOU NEED:
- 1tsp garam masala
- 5 cardamom capsules
- a couple black pepper corns
- 2- 3 cloves
- 2 tsp ginger, finely grated
- 1 tbsp black tea leaves
- stevia to sweeten
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of milk of choice (I used almond milk)
If you don't bother you can also use Yogi Chai's loose Chai spice blend instead. Just add extra black tea leaves to it
THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT:
- Grind the spices in a mortar
- Place them in the pot and add water
- Slowly bring the water to boil (You will see that the water gets a nice rose colour)
- Turn off stove, add black tea leaves, and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes
- Add milk and serve,
- Sweeten with stevia until your liking
Nice and warming
- not only in winter!