Saturday, September 12, 2009
CHAI TEA RECIPE
A flavor of India
Simple Chai Tea
Place milk, a couple of cloves, a pinch of cardamon and either tea leaves or tea bag in a pot. Pour boiling water on top. Let this steep. Strain if using loose tea into a cup. Serve. Offer sugar on the side.
Not so simple Chai tea
In a saucepan bring to a boil water, milk tea (either loose or tea bags), add sugar, slices of fresh ginger. After mixture comes to a boil lower heat and add pinch cardamon, cinnamon stick, cloves, ground white pepper. Let this all this infuse at a relatively low heat for about five minutes.
If you must measure:
One tablespoon tea, one cup water, 2-3 tablespoons milk per serving. This drink is usually served quite sweet.