Coconut milk Chai Tea.

August 6, 2015 • Uncategorized • Views: 1608

Chai tea has many beneficial properties & is rich in antioxidants. The spices in chai have been used for thousand of years to promote general health & well being, as well as supporting the treatment of various aliments. According to Ayurvedic philosophy the spices in chai tea are considered to be calming, vitalising, mentally clarifying & rejuvenating.

 

Ingredients                                                       Serves 4

  • 10 whole green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 3 stars of anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 piece fresh ginger (about 2 inches peeled & finely chopped)
  • ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise & scraped
  • 4 bags black tea.
  • ½ cup of maple syrup or sweetness to taste.
  • 1 ½ cups of milk
  • 3 cups of water

Directions

Place 3 cups of water in a saucepan. Add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, star anise & vanilla bean. Bring to the boil & allow mixture to simmer on a low heat for around 15 minutes.

Place tea bags into pan with the infused chai mixture & remove from the heat & allow the mixture to steep for 3 minutes.

Strain the tea through a fine strainer into a serving pot.

Whisk maple syrup into the coconut milk & heat in the same pan & stir to combine with the chai mixture.

Serve immediately with added maple syrup to your preferred desired sweetness.

Benefits

Chai tea makes for a great coffee alternative. Its ingredients are known for preserving health & increasing peace of mind. It is made from some of the world’s most medicinally active herbs. It supports digestion, & boosts the immune system while fighting inflammation & it also has many antioxidant properties.

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