Chai tea is popular these days. And not without reason, this tea with spices made from milk is warming and delicious. I could easily drink this all day.
Today was such a day. A day full of Christmas crowds. You run back and forth, running the fire out of your slippers while enjoying it. I certainly do. Because Christmas I'll find the best days of the year. With all the buzz, because I like that.
In my youth when I was behind the cash register at the supermarket. Yes even in the days when you had to memorize all the prices in the store (and had no scanners and no delivery services) the days before Christmas were very very very very busy.
I hung my head in a cart while counting and when I occasionally dared to look up, I saw the rows grow. All our cash registers were open and yet there were rows until halfway through the corridors. Everyone was happy (because you knew if you had errands you had to wait) and we tried to achieve high speeds. In the evening you had serious muscle pain of all the efforts. But I loved it. It was a thrill every year. And all my colleagues were on standby for each other. Togetherness at the top.
Busy days before
In our own photo studio it's also busy these days. Not as busy as the supermarket times, but we have to work hard. And in the evening you are tired and satisfied. And if I then have a quiet moment I can certainly enjoy a Chai tea, my new favorite drink.
The milk, aromatic herbs (which belong to the winter) through which, as a site effect, your kitchen get a delicious smell and spicy tea give a very tasty drink. The Chai tea. Which you can buy ready made and I've tasted delicious variants, but you can also make it easily by yourself. For example, with this homemade recipe. Chai tea from scratch
It's a good taste!
Homemade Chai tea
This recipe is:
- 400 ml milk
- 1 bag tea black
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 3 cloves crushed
- 1 peppercorn crushed
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1 cm ginger fresh
- 1 teaspoon honey
- nutmeg grated, garnish
- Pour the milk into the pan.
- Hang the tea bag in the milk.
- Place the cinnamon, cloves, peppercorn, fennel seed, ginger and bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
- Strain the tea and stir the honey through.
- Pour into cups and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg