Spicy, milky, warming and yummy. An Indian style Chai Tea that's easy to make and totally vegan.
Autumn is here already and as much as we love summer and wish it could stay forever, there's a magical beauty to autumn. Golden leaves falling, blankets on the sofa, pumpkin soups, and the smell of cinnamon in the air help us appreciate this colourful season that much more. We love cuddling up on the sofa, wearing the first scarf, walking down empty streets and of course... Drinking tea!
We absolutely love, love, love tea. We start our day with one as part of our morning ritual, then we might make 1 or 2 throughout the day to keep us going and then one more to calm us down and give us sweet dreams.
Coming from Greece, we're used to light, easy to drink and herby teas, like Greek mountain tea, chamomile or Tilio. All of which are also great digestives. - We'll have all of these available on our e-Shop for you to taste soon. So if you want to find out when they become available, why don't you sign up for our NOWsletter or follow us on Instagram and you'll be the first to know.- But this deliciously spiced chai warms our hearts so much that we'd like to share it with you.
Here's our version of the Indian inspired spiced Chai tea.
Heart Warming Chai Tea with Mylk
Easy to make, slightly spicy and gently sweet.
Prep Time - 5 minutes Cooking time - 20 minutes Total Time - 25 minutes
Servings 8 cups Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan, Does it last? Best drank fresh but can be stored in fridge up to 4 days
5-6 slices of ginger
4 cinnamon sticks
20 cardamon pods - only the seeds
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg - grated
4 pieces star anise
1 bay leaf
6 pepper corns
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
2 black tea tea bags
1l. water - boiled
400ml. plant based milk - oat or rice works best
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
In medium sized pot, on medium heat add all ingredients except the tea bags, water and milk. Dry roast for 5 minutes to get the spices to release their aromas.
Remove from heat for 1 minute and then add the boiling water.
You can add the tea bags now or in 5 minuted depending on your liking. We like to add it in a bit later to get more spice flavour than tea.
Put back on high heat and boil for 10 minutes
Turn the heat down, add the milk and simmer for further 5 minutes.
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Love & Joy,