January Chai Warmer
Spices provide important anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to keep our immune system strong at this time of year. A favourite way to incorporate them into my diet is through a warming chai tea. On cold wintery days I often use the tea in place of hot water for making my porridge oats extra comforting and uplifting!
Why not try my simple recipe at home.
1 whole cinnamon stick
8 green cardamon pods
1tsp whole black peppercorns
2-3cm of sliced fresh ginger
An earl grey or rooibos tea bag
- Add all the ingredients apart from the tea bag to a saucepan and bring to the boil over a high heat. Once boiling reduce the heat to a simmer and allow the water to reduce by 1/3.
- Then add the tea bag and turn off the heat, allow to steep for 5 minutes.
- Add your choice of milk and sweetener at the end.