Sunday, March 14, 2010

Awesome Chai Tea

This chai tea is the perfect something for a rainy afternoon! It is incredibly rich and flavorful because of the ground nuts in the recipe.

Seasonality: Any time you're feeling blue...

Beverage pair: Oh, yeah. This is a beverage!

1 1/2 TBS blanched almonds
1 1/2 TBS shelled and peeled pistachios
10 whole green cardamom pods, pods removed
1 inch cinnamon stick
1 large pinch saffron
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
2 cups whole milk (you can substitute soy milk)
3 1/2 TBS packed light brown sugar
5 TBS loose black tea leaves
1/8 tsp salt

-Grind the nuts, cardamom, cinnamon and saffron in a coffee grinder until a fine powder. Then add the nutmeg.
-Simmer milk with the nut mixture. Add sugar and salt.
-Boil water and steep the back tea in it. Strain.
-Combine tea and milk.

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