Chai is an Indian tea made with a plethora of different spices. Chai is popping up in all coffee and tea shops around the UK at the moment, quite simply because it is delicious and here is how to make it.
- Lightly crack the cardamom and finely slice the ginger then place all the spices into a pan with 750ml water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and set aside to let steep for 10 minutes.
- Put the pot back on the heat and bring to a boil, add the tea, set aside, cover and leave to steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Strain through a sieve into a jug, discarding solids.
- Now you have the Chai concentrate, this is to be used with equal quantities of a milk depending on how many people you are making it for, add sweetness to taste.
- Try swapping the Sugar for a Coconut Palm Sugar or better still, local honey.
- Also look into alternatives to the milk, I like Almond milk but there are many out there like rice, oat and coconut.
- The Chai concentrate will keep in the fridge for up to a week or jarred for up to a month.