Chai is an Indian spicy, milky tea which makes a delicious, warming drink. The word chai is Hebrew and means ‘giving life’. It’s a great drink to have any time – after school or with your breakfast. This makes enough for 2–3 mugs.
Ready . . .
2–3 whole cardamom pods
3 mugs of water
1 teabag, any kind
a small chunk of cinnamon stick
a slice of fresh ginger, or a pinch of ground ginger
1 teaspoon of soft brown sugar
1 mug of milk, any kind you like – cow’s, goat’s, soya, coconut
a small saucepan
a tea strainer
Steady . . .
• Get all your ingredients ready.
• Crush the cardamom pods with the back of a spoon or a rolling pin.
Go . . .
Put everything except the milk into the saucepan and warm the mixture slowly for 20 minutes or so to allow the flavours to develop.
Carefully pour the tea through the strainer into the jug and throw out the spices.
Add the milk and heat it all up again in the saucepan.
Taste your chai latte and add more sugar if you want it sweeter.
Once it’s cold you can keep this in the fridge and drink it cold or warm it up later.