It’s Chai Tea Friday
We have a wonder Chai tea blend that we get from our vendor but every so often I decide to do something completely off the wall and make up a special blend of Chai that is spicy, sweet, tangy, and delicious.
When you want spicy use Thai chilies
Chili peppers, in general, have wonderful health benefits that we should all be taking advantage of, among them are blood pressure regulation, pain relief, clears sinuses, boosts the immune system, and more.
A Recipe for Flavor Explosion
Okay, enough of me going on about health benefits and the such as I am sure you are wondering what else we put in here besides peppers and Rooibos tea. Here is the recipe which we brewed three times in our 16 oz French press:
- 3 tsp. Rooibos tea
- 1 tsp. Coriander
- 1.5″ Cinnamon stick
- 2 Star Anise seeds
- 2 Cardamom pods
- 1/4 Thai Chili pepper
- 3/4 tsp. Stevia leaf
- 1/2 tsp. Galangal root
- 1/4 tsp. Cumin
- 2 strips of fresh Lemon peel
Add the Rooibos, Thai chili, Stevia leaf, Galangal root, and Lemon peel to the French press.
Put the Coriander, Cinnamon, Star Anise seeds, Cardamom pods, and Cumin in your mortar and pestle and lightly mash them until they are broken up, then add them to the French press.
Add water that has been brought up to about 80 degrees Celsius, let this steep for about 5 minutes before pressing.
We hope you have a fantastic weekend and if you are coming out to the beach be sure to stop by Westport for their Weekend with the Fleet event. We will be there with our lotions, sunscreen, essential oils, and more.