Tuesday, March 27, 2012

my chai. . .

i like to start my day
with a pot of chai tea
which i pour from 
as i go about 
my morning routine

lately, i've been experimenting
with my own blend
~ i thought i'd share
my recipe here 
with you today

My Chai Tea Blend

12 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon of cloves
1 teaspoon of peppercorns
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
half a nutmeg
3 cubes of glace ginger chopped
1/2 a cup loose leaf tea

1. split cardamom pods with a sharp knife
2. toast all spices (not ginger or tea)
in a hot fry pan until fragrant
3. crush all spices
with a mortar and pestle
4. combine spices with tea and ginger
5. store in a glass jar or tea tin

{use these quantities as a rough guide
and experiment to find your own
preferred blend}

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~ happy chai drinking ~

{ETA: mind the glace ginger if you have joined me on the sugar free journey}


  1. Yes please! This looks amazing...thanks for sharing. Your blog is very inspiring.

  2. Your chai looks so good I can almost smell it - I know what I will be putting on my shopping list tomorrow!

  3. My coblogger taught me how to make the BEST chai with the BEST soy... However your recipe has some interesting additions, e.g peppercorns and ginger pieces ...might have to give them a go!

    Oh yeah, and how good is homemade chai right?


  4. I can only imagine how delicious it tastes and your photos are beautiful. x

  5. oooh, can't beat a hot frothy cup of chai on a crisp morning. I like the idea of glace ginger! Must try.

  6. How very timely Rach...I love T2 chai and was just googling for a recipe that I can make myself last night..off to the shops now :)

  7. Ohh I love chai too, will have to try this soon.

  8. hi there, just stumbled in.

    i never thought of adding coriander for some weird reason! i'll try it next time. thanks for sharing.

    (and i'm glad the no sugar - high fat is working for you. it works fabulously for me too)

  9. Beautiful photos Rachel. I just stumbled here too, so glad I did. We have much in common - slow lane, home births, yoga, chai! I love your decadence including glace ginger in your mix. I look forward to reading more.

  10. ohh glazed ginger - never done it with that...

    I am getting through my bag of Chai from Cathie. Think I will have to have a go at yours when I finish this lot.

  11. Thanks to you, I am now two weeks down the "i quit sugar" path. I must say I'm finding it easier than expected, I'm yet to get to the really hard part I suspect. I'll be trying this recipe for sure, a nice replacement for my morning coffee. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. That looks like a delicious recipe. I haven't always been a huge fan of chai, but lately I've made sure I have a locally made blend in the house for friends, and I've come to quite like it. Might give your blend a try. The roasting aromas alone would be worth it.

  13. OOOh yum! A good chai is my favourite. I'm so impressed with you quitting sugar, something I have attempted many times and failed miserably! Jess x

  14. I don't know why I never thought of making my own Chai! I love a good one, not the syrupy ones in the shops, so I will definitely give it a go... Little jars of homemade chai would make a really sweet gift too!

  15. how did you know i was looking for a good chai recipe!? looks lovely. xx m.

  16. Definitely going to give this one a try as I've never quite managed to get chai right. Love the photos.


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