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 !