Tea Time – My version of Chai “Latte” (Masala tea)

A while ago when I was not feeling so well, a dear friend (Selma, if you’re reading me… ;-)) advised me to make a tea, and watch a good movie. So I followed her idea, and made myself a burning comforting spiced tea. I generally like to have a tea whenever I want to relax.  I thought I’d share with you my favorite tea recipe for those special moments : the famous chai “latte”

I’m originally from India and in Kerala -the region where I am from, chai is the name given to tea mixed up with spices and milk. So here’s my recipe, as my mom used to do when I was small.

First put some water in a saucepan. Add in 2 or 3  cloves, sliced fresh ginger or half a coffee spoon of ginger powder, another one of pepper powder, one more of cinnamon and 4 crushed cardamom seeds. Let it boil for few minutes. Then add a tea spoon of black tea. Stir gently and cover the saucepan. Let it infuse for 3 mins then filter the tea, pour it into another saucepan and add some milk and sugar as you like it. Stir until it boils and voila ! Your chai is ready !

Hope you enjoy it !

My daily routine to rock the day

In a perfect world, when I get up in the morning, here is my daily routine.

I start drinking a glass of a fresh low mineralised water that I steal to my son

Then I drink another one with half a lemon squizzed in it.

Then I head to the bathroom where I massage my whole body starting by my feet to head with a natural fibers exfoliating glove. You really should try it, because it helps you feel great and get rid of that foggy feeling you may have in the morning especially after a short nigh when you struggle keeping your eyes opened. I’m sure you know what I mean.

After that I put on my socks, my super bra, a t-shirt and leggings, pull on my sneakers, and get out for 5 to 10 mins of jump rope workout.

My war equipment for my morning exercise routine
My war equipment for my morning exercise routine

Then I get back in, completely awake and fresh to have a breakfast (green tea, a fruit and some organic cereals with coconut milk), and then I head to the shower and start getting ready for work.

Organic muesli, Kusmi detox tea (green tea, guarana, maté, grapefruit)
Organic muesli, Kusmi detox tea (green tea, guarana, maté, grapefruit)

At lunch when the weather is nice, I go for a walk to take some fresh air and my daily amount of D vitamin.

In the evening when I get back home I run for 20 to 40 minutes, depending on how busy I am.

Now, I just wish I could apply this every single day, truth is  I am most of the time too tired/ late / or lazy to do it all (particularly the morning routine). Though I’ve noticed that every time I manage to do it all, I spend awesome days.

And you, what’s your routine ? Pleaaase share with me !

Edit: Lately I’ve been really tired so I started taking Nigelle oil (Black seeds) oil, on the advice of a dear friend. A coffee spoon in the morning. Doesn’t taste so good but if it can boost my immune system, I’m willing to give it a try !

Black seeds oil
Black seeds oil