Masala Chai tea
Chai tea is native from India and consists of a mixture of herbs with milk (especially looks great with soy milk). Activates circulation and its flavor is deeply intense.
The traditional version of masala chai spices used known as hot, incorporating the following ingredients: cardamom, cloves, pepper, star anise, ginger and cinnamon. In the western India, they do not use the anise or black pepper, and it is made of green tea instead black, almonds, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and sometimes saffron.
A recipe for 2 people:
- 2 tablespoons of green tea
- 5 cardamom seeds
- 3 anise stars
- 2 cloves
- 1 teaspoon black ground pepper balls
- 1 / 2 cinnamon stick
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 500 ml water
Put the herbs and water in a bowl, letting it boil for 2 to 3 minutes (it is recommended not to let it boil too long because the taste becomes bitter).
Then we strain the herbs and prepare the black tea in a separate kettle. Add the infusion later.
Finally, add ¼ of soy milk to give a special touch.
As an example, here is the preparation of a real chai tea based in herbs essences:
- via: Wikipedia