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Milky chai spice tea

The two best things about winter are soup and tea.....

As I've discussed previously, I like to use a tea ball to make my herbal tea.  When the weather gets colder I love to have hot milk with chai spice and honey.  I like my chai without caffeine, so this Chai Spice mix by Chai Tea Australia is perfect.  I just heat a mug of milk in the microwave (I know, microwaves are evil, but I hate cleaning the pot after I heat milk on the stove!), put some spice in my teaball and let it sit for a few minutes, add a teaspoon of honey and enjoy :)

I recently told someone that I love chai spice and was shocked when they asked what that contained.  I couldn't name all the ingredients off the top of my head, but I could smell and taste it as I talked about it!  If you're new to chai, this chai mix contains: ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves and star anise.  You can also add black tea.  I also used this spice mix to flavour my custard at Christmas.  There heaps more information about chai on the Chai Tea Australia website linked above.

Making chai using a tea ball

I like this brand as it doesn't have black tea leaves

Do you drink chai tea?  How do you make it?

Comments

  1. funny, those are all my favourite spices, but I take my tea black, and just never quite liked the milky taste.

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  2. Hi Farmer Liz - Not really related to this post, but just wanted to say HI online after seeing you at the Permaculture group meeting yesterday. I'm Ian, My wife Vicki and I have a 5 acre block in Nanango. Love your Blog, I've already been learning heaps of handy things about chickens, cows, pumps and food :)

    I have a Blog too if you are interested in what we are up to. http://takeyourmoneyandshoveit.blogspot.com.au/

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  3. I love Chai. And love the idea of making chai custard. How do you do it?

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  4. Hi all, yep chai is a delicious mix of spices. For custard, I just put the chai in the milk instead of vanilla, and strained it out before I added the egg yolk.

    Also nice to meet Ian at the recent permaculture group meeting, good to see another person attempting self-sufficiency in our local area, he has a nice blog too :)

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  5. Oh how I love Chai Tea. I've been making mine for years after reading a recipe in Living the Good Life.
    I use a simlar recipe to you but add cloves and black tea.
    YUM,

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