Who doesn’t love a nice cup of creamy spicy tasting chai on a cold winter day? Our version of chai not only fortifies your senses; it’s super warming, and will strengthen the immune system, calm the nerves, and gets the digestive system ready for hearty winter meals! Chai spice is not only for drinking though, read more to find out what else you can do with this exotic blend of spices and herbs!
Fortify Chai Recipe
6 tablespoons roasted dandelion root.
4 tablespoons dried cinnamon chips
2 tablespoons dried reishi mushroom pieces
2 tablespoons dried ashwagandha root
2 tablespoons dried crushed pine or fir needles
2 tablespoons dried ginger pieces
2 tablespoons whole cardamom
1 tablespoon whole cloves
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon star anise
Directions for preparation:
Remove the seeds out of the cardamom pods. Roast them along with the cinnamon chips in a hot dry pan for a short minute, always moving the pan to avoid scorching. This helps to bring out the flavors. When cool, toss the herbs together in a bowl and keep in an airtight glass jar. Fortify Chai will keep in your apothecary for up to 4 months.
To make 2 cups of Fortify Chai:
In a pot, pour in 2.5 cups of water and 2- 3 tablespoons of your chai herbs. Bring to a rolling boil and *immediately* turn down the heat to a medium simmer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the water goes down a third. Add a cup of whole cow’s or goat’s milk, coconut cream, or nut milk of choice and heat until steamy. Strain, pour into cups, add a cinnamon stick, and enjoy with your best friend!
There you have it, a tasty and healthful treat for you and your loved ones!