Ginger Chai Tea

I’ve been on a huge tea kick lately. Who am I kidding? I’m always on a huge tea kick! Over the past week, the focus of my obsession has been chai. I really love it plain (no milk, sugar, or honey) and strong. My paramour on the other hand, can’t get enough of chai tea lattes. Since we both have colds and nothing to do, I decided to do something nice for him.

To make Ginger Chai Tea, you’ll need:

– 4 bags (or 2 tbsp) of tea (I used Tazo Organic Chai which already has ginger in it among other spices)

– 2 tbsp sugar

– 2 cups of water

– 1 cup of milk

– 1 inch of ginger root

Preparation:

– Brew water, tea, and sugar together in a medium sized pot. Let it boil for five minutes.

– While it’s brewing, grate the ginger directly into the pot.

– Once the tea has finished brewing, add the cup of milk and put it back on the heat. The minute it starts to boil, remove from the flame.

– Let it sit for a few minutes to cool, then using a strainer, pour into mugs.

This tea is very spicy (not so much hot, but it tickles the back of my throat). Again, I’m not a huge fan of milk in my tea, but this was very good. The proportions I listed here makes two cups of tea. Add more ginger at your own risk. This recipe was adapted from A Curry of a Life.

–Cassie