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Today, I want to share with you a Chai Tea recipe that is my favorite. While chai tea is widely available in tea bags, there is nothing better than the home made variety. Also, you can adjust the ratio of the ingredients to fit your needs, once you got a feel for the base recipe.
Chai Tea Recipe: (for one pot of tea)
6 cups of water
4 cups of milk
6 cardamon seeds
4 pieces of cloves
1 tablespoon of fennel seeds
1 tablespoon of anise
1 cinnamon stick
½ teaspoon of freshly minced ginger
4 tablespoons of your favorite loose black tea
6 tablespoons of honey
Place all ingredients, except milk and tea into a pot and slowly heat it to simmer. Allow it to simmer for 10 minutes. Add the milk and softly simmer the mixture for another 5 minutes. Add the black tea, allow it to come to a boil, remove from heat, and allow the mixture to steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain through a “screen”, and sweeten as desired. Serve hot.
A wonderful variety of this tea (which I prefer for breakfast), is to make it with green tea. Follow the same instructions, but allow the green tea to steep for 3 minutes only.
Time to get back to the Tea Leaf Reading Dictionary! Today’s letter J was not very easy to compile. There happens to be not too many symbols that begin with this letter. Here are the two that I found:
Jam: this symbol cautions you not to waste your resources and time. Don’t make any over the top decisions or spending ventures. Be conservative for the time being.
Jug: A good sign that indicated health, and overall well-being. Also a financial good omen.
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I didn’t even know people still read tea-leaves! Very interesting to learn they do 🙂
I’ll have to try this recipe some time. Sounds different.