Thursday, 5 September 2013

Now that Autumn is just around the corner and the nights are drawing in, I like to get cozy at home with a nice warm and spicy tea from India. I am talking about chai tea and the first time I tasted this lovely tea I fell in love with it.It is really easy to make and there are lots of different recipes how to make this lovely tea ( in India every family has their own secret recipe) but this is one of my favourite recipe and I would love for you to try it. Here is how you make it (makes about 4-5 cups of tea).


1.5 l water
6 anise star
 1 tbsp  fennel seeds
6 cloves
8 cardamon 
1 cinnamon stick
2-3 tbsp brown sugar
5  black tea bags (I used English breakfast tea)


To make the tea, put all the spices and sugar with the water in a large pot and bring to the boil.
Let it boil for 10 min on a small heat so that all the spices can release there aroma.
Next put the tea bags in and take the pot from the heat and let them infuse for another 5-7 minutes. Don't boil the tea as it will get bitter and won't taste nice.
When the tea is ready take a sieve and strain the spices and tea bags so that you are left with just the tea.
Serve the tea in your favourite mug or cup with milk. I use soya milk in mine because I prefer the taste. Spritz a little whipped cream on top and sprinkle with some ground cinnamon or chocolate (or both) and enjoy!

Perfect for those days when you need a little pick me up!!
Let me know if you liked this recipe and if you tried it at home. I would love to hear your thoughts!!

Wish you all a good weekend!!


  1. I am definitely trying that!!!!!Great recipe thanks :)

  2. I hope you will like it let me know how you liked it.


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