Kim's Chai recipe
It's cold outside!...have a cuppa : )
Bring to a boil 2 tablespoons loose chai tea in 4 cups of water. Immediately turn off heat, cover and simmer (for at least 10-15 minutes).
Whisking frequently, heat 16 oz. organic whole milk-raw if possible (or I also like to use nut milks) to just under scolding...ya gatta watch it! while adding 1.5 tablespoons fresh cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, 1 tablespoon ground fresh cardamom, 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon ground clove and 1/2 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon almond extract.
Reduce heat to low and allow spices to infuse for at least 10-15 minutes.
Strain both tea and milk and whisk them together (frothing makes it nice too!).
Sweeten with something earthy and organically grounding like maple syrup, raw sugar or traditional Indian jaggery.
makes 2-4 servings
*Ayurvedic suggestion ~ add a teaspoon of ghee or coconut oil per serving
for more grounding influence for our excess air element and or digestive aid for excess water/earth element commonly experienced in Winter