February 9, 2010

afternoon chai

recently amos and i were home alone (not really, as thea was just asleep...)
both of us like to listen to king arthur, and of course keep our hands busy doing something enjoyable. we like to sip on a cup tea, and so we decided to brew a good amount of chai. and nothing goes over a real sweet chai latte, amos loved the whipped creme on top! i can't blame him, it's yummy.
amos is excited about his growing rope, every time he is working on it there are new plans being spun. new ideas for it's usability and they are mostly very creative.

photo taken by amos
my socks are growing, heals are turned and in a few days they should be on my feet!

here is a simple recipe to make chai yourself at home. this is what you will need:

  • 3 cups of water

  • 1 stick of cinnamon

  • a few whole cloves

  • fresh ginger root (sliced thin)

  • ~1 cup of milk

  • honey

  • 5 teaspoons of darjeeling tea leaves

place water, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger in a pot and bring to a boil. cover and lower heat to low setting and simmer for 10 minutes. add milk and honey and again bring to simmer. next, add the tea leaves, remove from heat and cover. let steep for 3 minutes and strain. top with whipped creme... and enjoy!

1 comment:

nela said...

chai is yummy!