This break has given me the chance to cook in our new house’s kitchen (at University I don’t really have a great space to work), and I’ve been exploring a bit in terms of drinks and food (Lemonade & Dumplings).
I decided to try out something I first tried four years ago (and have LOVED ever since!): Masala Chai Tea-thank you Ruth Bevis for introducing me to this incredible drink.
For a great recipe, you can reference Simply Recipes for their amazing Chai Tea- I make a few variations as compared to theirs.
I add chilli powder to my chai tea, it gives it a great spicy kick!
First: gather your ingredients, mix the dry ingredients well in a large saucepan and add water. You are going to want to bring the water and spices to a rolling boil for about 10 minutes before moving on to the tea.
Cover the saucepan to bring it to a boil quickly.
Secondly, remove from the heat and let the tea steep for around 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags.
Then, add the milk and brown sugar (or your preferred sweetener). Bring back to a simmer and keep warm til you serve.
Another great tip: Chill the tea after you are done, and serve over ice. It tastes just as good cold!
Serve with baked goods, cake, bars or even savoury food (curry or tandoori chicken?). Rachel made a special treat for us the other day and it was GREAT with the Chai!
(Here’s a preview of it):