Here is the best recipe for a healing and soothing garam chai. Chai tea is delicious and the spices combat the mucus forming qualities of cows milk. drink this whenever your digestion needs a pep up.
GARAM CHAI RECIPE
Time: 15 minutes
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- medium saucepan
- fine mesh strainer
- ginger grater
- 3 cups water
- 2 cup organic milk **
- 3 Tbsp. red Rooibos tea (or you can use black tea from India)
- 1/5 inch cube of fresh ginger root, chopped or grated (you can use dry ginger powder 1 tsp.)
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- tsp cardamom seeds
- 1 cinnamon stick (broken)
- ½ tsp fennel seeds
- ½ tsp coriander seeds
- 7 peppercorns
- 7 whole cloves
- honey to taste
What to Do:
Boil water in sauce pan, add spices and turn heat to low. Add the tea and boil for 8 minutes.
Add the milk and cook additional 2 minutes.
Strain the tea, and wait until it is slightly cooler before adding the honey.
** You can use other types of milk such as cashews, coconut or almond. Make sure you don’t over boil these as they tend to curdle.