Recipe: My Chai
Warm yourself on a winter’s day with my sweet, spiced chai latte…
There are some days when only a mug of something steaming hot, creamy and sweet will do. For those days, my Chai is the perfect remedy! It’s a teensy bit more effort than a standard cuppa but it is ABSOLUTELY worth it!
For those of you who think the idea of sweet tea is rather icky – trust me, I hate sugar in my normal cuppa, but this is completely different and hits the spot in a way that your normal cup of pg tips could never do!
Give it a try and you’ll see what I mean…
MY CHAI (FOR 1)
You will need:
200 ml water
2 regular tea bags
1 ribbon of orange peel
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cardamom pod
1.5 oz golden caster sugar (normal caster or brown will be fine too)
200 ml milk
Squirty cream (optional)
Put the water, tea bags, orange peel, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom pod & clove into a small pan and bring to the boil
Simmer for around 5 mins and then remove tea bags, add sugar and stir until dissolved
Add milk and bring back to simmer
Strain through a tea strainer into your favourite mug
If you’re feeling particularly in need of comfort, then feel free to top with some squirty cream and another dusting of cinnamon – it’s still absolutely beautiful without though!