Recently, the weather seems to be bipolar. One week there’s snow and the next week comes warm rain. I’m not the only one wanting to scream at the sky, “What’s going on?!” Waking up to a cold morning is already a pain so why not wake up to something refreshing? Here is a classic Kenyan Chai tea recipe that goes well for both warm and cold mornings.
• Whole milk
• For extra flavor, take the spices: ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, black pepper and nutmeg
1. Mix the water and milk into the pot. For each cup of milk, match it with a cup of water. If you prefer to have a thinner percentage of milk, you can only adjust the ratio to one part milk and two parts water.
2. Set it up on the stove and bring the mixture to a boil. Add sugar or sweetener to the boiling mix before serving. Make sure to take milk off the pot before it boils over.
3. Add a spoonful of tea leaves and stir to spread the leaves evenly. Then cover the pot for 4-5 minutes.
4. Strain the tea to gather the leaves and spices and filter into a mug or thermos. Add more sugar to your liking and enjoy! On a warm day, add ice cubes to get a refreshing sweet milk taste.
Written by Sunday Owens, Staff Writer, #mygirlsquad