NOURISHA COLLECTION OF RECIPES FROM THE HEART & SOUL
There’s nothing quite like a cup of steaming chai, especially as the temperature starts to drop. I love curling up with big fluffy blankets, with a book and delightful cup of chai for company.
While it is easier to run out and buy chai from a store, a home-brewed one is much more satisfying. The aroma from the spices and tea brewing fills the air with a sense of nourishment and warmth – all the essentials for a healthy, loving winter.
Here is my chai recipe, a necesesary in my home the cooler months and hopefully yours too. This recipe can become a base tea for other nutritious elixirs like Golden Turmeric Tea.
A warming tea infused with spices that is warming and nourishing for the body.
- 1 tsp black pepper (Ground or whole)
- 3-5 pod cardamom s
- 5-8 cloves
- 3-5 star anise
- 1-2 cinnammon sticks (Ground or whole)
- 2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
- 1.2 litres water
- 3 bags black tea
- 2 tbsp cane sugar (optional)
- Set a pot of water to boil (about 1.2 litres).
- Gather your spices then grate the fresh ginger. It is not a must to grate and you have the option to use sliced ginger. I prefer grated ginger to get more of the ginger goodness out of it.
- Once the water comes to a slight boil, throw in the spices.
- After 3 minutes, set all tea bags into the simmering spices.
- Allow the tea and spices some time to cook together. You can choose to add in a sweetener at this stage. I use cane sugar as a preferred sweetener.
Note: If honey is your choice of sweetener, I recommend adding it into the tea after you have served it in a cup or mug.