28 November, 2012

Chai Tea Spice Mix

Chai tea was new for me a few years ago despite of being quite known in Australia. 
You can find many variations in the shops (as many brands as many mixtures) but if you do it yourself, even better. It's very easy, actually. 
I'm already preparing the Christmas presents - almost all of them from the kitchen - and one of them will be the Chai Tea.

Ingredients for spice
2 part ground cinnamon
2 part ground ginger
2 part ground cardamom
1 part ground star anise
1 part ground clove
1/2 part vanilla powder (you can leave it out, if it's hard to get)

Those spices which are not ground, grind in a coffee grinder, then measure the quantity you need.
Mix all the spices thoroughly.

What can you do with it?
It's already a perfect gift as it is but you also can do a tea mixture.

Ingredients for the tea
80g black tea leaves (not infused)
3 tsp Chai Spice above

Place the tea in a seal-able container or jar, add the spice, close it and shake it. Shake it like you mean it :)
Keep it in a dark place for a week at least, so the tea leaves can infuse the fragrance from the spice. 

Instead of tea, you can use the spice mix also in cakes, biscuits, granola or hot milk. 

Enjoy :)

Variations for wellbeing
Dairy intolerance: enjoy as is.
Gluten intolerance: enjoy as is.
Paleo: enjoy as is.

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