Monday, October 7, 2013


I am in a search for a new hot beverage this season.  I want to mix it up a little in my afternoon ritual.  I am thinking maybe I'll get a little crazy with Chai.  Now, the recipe doesn't look that easy, but hopefully it's one of those things you get used to and don't even have to think about after making it a couple of times..  Look at the picture...doesn't it look peaceful and like creamy deliciousness?

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 pieces of lemongrass, about 2 inches long
  • 2 tsp black tea leaves
  • 2 cups milk (we use almond milk, but any kind will do)
  • sugar, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp chai masala (or more if you want a spicier chai)
  1. Add the lemon grass to the one cup of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the almond milk, tea, sugar and chai masala.
  3. Bring to a boil again.
  4. Strain and serve hot.


  • The traditional ratio for milk to water is half and half. So if you are using full fat milk, use 1.5 cups water and 1.5 cups milk.
  • Feel free to add any of the following to your chai:
    mint leaves, ginger, saffron, orange zest, holy basil, black pepper, carom seeds (ajwain), star anise or any other spices or herbs you might want to try

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