I rather enjoyed the Chai I made from the tragic, lonely Chai teabag I uncovered in my tin of Herbal Tea For Old People. All I had to do was free myself from the notion that I was drinking Ruined Tea, and convince myself I was drinking Something Else Entirely. After I liked that cup of Chai, I looked forward to making some good Chai, from scratch! I'm sure I could find at least 4 places that offer up Vegan Chai within a 2 block radius of my house, but you know me. I'm a cooker, not a buyer!
So, I boiled up that mixture of cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, cloves, peppercorns and ginger, simmered it, then added the soymilk and honey. I shared a cup with my husband. While we both really liked it, we both found it too sweet. I was sceptical about the fact the recipe told me to put 1/4 of honey in a recipe for 2 cups of Chai, but who I am to have an opinion on a Chai recipe? But turns out, I was right. 2 tbsp would have been perfect. Oh well, next time. And yes, there WILL be a next time, because I can safely say I LIKE CHAI now!
|Hubby and I sat down with our Chai and watched some Downton Abbey|
|I can promise you my husband won't be chasing this weasel around any mulberry bushes!|