If your mum likes tea, try this easy spicy chai tea mix.
I got this adorable tea pot for my birthday, from my brother and sister in law.
They also gave me a little bag with a delicious Chai Tea mix in it.
It’s so good, I can tell I am going to get through it quickly, and I wont end up buying more, and then I realised:
“I bet it isn’t hard to make!”
It isn’t hard to make at all. You only need a few basic spices (and some fancier ones if you want) and loose black tea.
For my basic Chai tea mix, I used:
1 tsp ground Cinnamon
1 tsp ground Ginger
1/2 tsp ground Cloves
1/2 tsp Cardamom pods, crushed
1 Star anise, crushed
1/2 cinnamon stick, crushed
4 tablespoons loose black tea
In a mortar and pestle, crush all the whole spices, add the powders, and grind it all together.
Put in a pretty jar, and mix the black tea in.
Shake it together.
Now think what a lovely present that would make for your mum…or for you.
My teapot holds 500mls of water. I put 2 teaspoons of Chai mix in, filled it to the top with freshly boiled water, and let it brew for 5-8 minutes.
Warm enough milk for 1/2 cup of milk per person in a pot on the stove, or in the microwave. That’s if your one of those poor people like me who don’t have a nice coffee machine with a milk steamer!
Fill half of each tea cup with hot milk, and put in the chai.
Add sugar to your taste. Chai is usually quite a sweet tea.
This amount of tea gave me 5 little cute tea cups of tea, or it would do 2-3 mugs of tea.
I had a lovely day today, sharing this tea with my very special friends, even though my sister made the tea luke warm!!! It was still delicious.