Recipe

Almond Milk Chai

Recipe by Eesha Balar

Ingredients

  • water 1 mug...use whatever mug you like, and fill it up almost all the way with water.
  • black tea 1 tsp (I use the Wagh Bakri brand)
  • chai spice blend 1 tsp (I use a homemade version that has cardamom, cloves, black pepper, and ginger powder, but store-bought versions work well too!)
  • chopped fresh lemongrass 1 tbsp
  • ginger ¼ inch cube (with skin on)
  • almond milk splash (or any alternative milk)
  • optional: honey ½ - 1 tbsp (to taste)
  • Directions

    1

    Fill the mug with water, leaving some room for almond milk at the end, and pour into a small pot.

    2

    Add the lemongrass and grate the ginger into the water.

    3

    After it starts to boil, add the tea and spice blend.

    4

    Let boil until the color becomes a rich brown color. The longer it boils, the stronger the flavor!

    5

    Strain immediately into the mug.

    6

    Add sweetener of choice and mix well!

    7

    Because almond milk tends to curdle in extremely hot liquids, let the mug sit for a few minutes before adding almond milk to the top of the mug.

    8

    Enjoy alone or with a cookie or toast on the side!