3/4 c black tea (or red rooibos, for a caffeine-free treat)
4 cinnamon sticks, chopped
1 organic orange peel, dried and broken in small pieces (in your oven: bake at 250 F for about 15-20 minutes, until crispy.)
1/4 t crushed black peppercorns
1/4 t crushed cloves
1 t fennel seeds
1/4 t cumin seeds
1 t dried, chopped ginger
bay leaves (about 1 per cup of water)
Mix all ingredients and keep stored in an airtight jar.
To make tea:
Heat 1T (heaping) chai mix (plus 1 bay leaf) with 1 cup water. When mix reaches boil, cover and remove from heat. Let steeep for 10-15 minutes.
While tea is steeping, steam/heat one cup milk + 2 t honey or brown sugar.
Mix equal amounts milk and strained tea in large mug and enjoy!
This post is shared on Monday Mania at the Healthy Home Economist.