Gloomy days usually take the best of my mood, I can really notice how the absence of sun affects my emotional state.Today was one of those days, the sun shone a bit in the morning and then the clouds came with rain and took up the sky.
This hot almond milk masala chai always works as a pick me up drink in these cold gloomy days. The first times I tried Masala Chai I didn’t like it that much, they always included in the spice mix the only spice that I can say I really have problems with…The cloves. Since then I tried some different spice mixes, along with milk types and this recipe is by far my favourite one.
Serves: 2 to 3 portions
- 1/2 liter of almond milk
- 200 ml of water
- 4 cinammon sticks
- 8 cardamom pods
- 3 star anise
- a small thumd size piece of ginger
- 2 bags of black tea (I used PG Tips)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
In a saucepan add the water, the cinnamon sticks, crushed cardamon pods, star anise, ginger in pieces and bring it to a boil, this way the spices will realease their flavours into the water. After that, turn the heat a bit down, add the black tea, almond milk and the honey. Let everything simmer for 2 to 3 minutes and turn the heat off. Let it sit for a couple more minutes and finally pour your chai into the cups through a fine mesh sieve.
Hope this healthy Chai also works as a pick up beverage for you! Have a not so gloomy day…