thirsty thursday : homemade chai tea latte
Does anyone else suffer from CFHS?
That’d be Chronic Freezing Hand Syndrome. It’s a nasty infliction that causes one’s hands to be constantly, uncontrollably cold. Symptoms include: rings that fall of easily, husbands that shriek like little girls when you touch them and a love of mittens.
There are lots of cures for CFHS, but my favorite is holding a warm, cozy mug of tea.
After seeing me talk about using chai mix on here, my oldest sister called and shared her recipe for chai tea lattes. I have no idea why it didn’t occur to me before to make my own, but it is genius! You can control the sugar and the ingredients. Oh, and it is also a ton cheaper than frequenting your local coffee shop or buying the concentrate. Good call, Mandy!
Chai Tea Latte
2 c. water
1 black tea bags
1 cinnamon stick
2 whole cloves
1/4 tsp ground ginger
6 cardamom seeds, crushed
2 c. milk
1/4 c. sugar
Cinnamon for garnish
Bring first six ingredients in a medium sauce pan to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add in milk and sugar, bring back to a boil and remove from heat. Strain into mugs, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.
Makes 2 large mugs or 4 small.
This is easy, peasy. I got my cardamom pods from the bulk bin at our food co-op. I got 3 dozen or so for $1.50.
Mix the first ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Then add the milk and sugar.
Bring back to a boil, remove from heat, strain into mugs and top with cinnamon.
Enjoy the flavor and enjoy the temporary hand warmth.