There really is nothing cozier to me than a warm cup of tea on a chilly day. I am so pleased to share with you a quick and easy chai recipe from my dear friend Joy. Not only is it delicious, it also features some spices that are good for us too!

Cardamom  Рspicy & sweet flavour, third most expensive spice in the world Рabout 30 USD per pound, supports digestion, can help alleviate constipation, heartburn, supports circulation, has been used as an aphrodisiac, to help treat urinary tract infections, is a source of manganese, vitamin C, calcium & magnesium.

Ginger – is part of the same plant family as cardamom and turmeric, supports digestion and helps relieve nausea, may help reduce bloating & constipation too as it helps relax the smooth lining of the digestive tract, supports the immune system, enhances insulin sensitivity

Cinnamon – natural sweetener, helps with blood sugar regulation, high source of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, supports circulation and heart health, freshens breath naturally and supports dental health

Cloves – promotes digestion, supports immune system, freshens breath and supports oral health

Cozy Chai Tea

Course: Snack
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Welcome to a warm cup of cozy! Grab a blanket and a good book and put your feet up while you enjoy a little escape from the cold.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon or a cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp clove
  • 1/2 c maple syrup or honey
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 4 c water

Instructions

  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil together with the spices, maple syrup (or honey) & tea. Let simmer for a 2 or 3 minutes, then take the pot off the stove and let stand for 15 - 20 minutes. Remove tea bags and using a strainer, pour into glass jars and keep in fridge for up to 2 weeks. When you want a cup of chai, simply mix with equal parts milk. You can serve warmed or over ice.