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Chai Tea

One of my favorite things about Autumn is the cozy blanket of spice and warmth, not just provided by a pair of fuzzy socks but from the wealth of spices that nature has to offer.  A steaming mug of chai is the perfect swirling mixture that is just enough familiarity wrapped up in the novelty of something different that provides a nice break from the regular pumpkin spice.  Not to mention, if it’s not quite cool where you are, it stands up on its own to a glass full of ice and pairs beautifully with any pastry kissed with fall flavors.

Chai Tea
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 tb (bags) of black tea {I used darjeeling} + 2 c water
  • 1 c water
  • 1 ts sized ginger
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4-5 cracked cardamom pods
  • 2-4 cloves
  • 2-4 black peppercorns
  • ⅔ c brown sugar
  • Milk
Instructions
  1. Brew your black tea, set aside.
  2. Simmer together the cup of water and all the spices for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Strain and mix together with the black tea. Sweeten and serve with steamed milk or pour over ice {2 parts chai/1 part milk}

 

Love,

Your Squishy Monster ^.~

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