Happy Birthday Tea

The lovely Uncle Liam has been having himself a bit of birthday action. We wanted to post him a little homemade gift and as he loves tea we decided to make him some ‘Team Pugh’ Chai Tea. It was a) super easy and b) we were quite please with the results so……… you guessed it we thought we’d share the recipe with you.

chai 2To make this tea you will need:

6 Cardamon Pods (split down the middle and the seeds taken out)

1/2 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg

Approx 20 green pepper corns

Approx 20 black pepper corns

2 teaspoons grated ginger

A dash or 2 of vanilla essence

1 Cinnamon stick

8 Cloves

1/2 teacup of earl grey tea

1/2 teacup of black tea

Such a simply recipe………….

Take all of the ingredients except for the tea and lay them on a baking tray. Place in a hot oven for 5 minutes (this part smells delightful). Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Put the toasted ingredients in a pestle and mortar and crush!chai 3

Add the chai to the tea.

chai 4We put Uncle Liam’s in a box and posted and after trying a cup full made a second batch to keep.

Brewing instructions:

Use as you would normal loose tea in a teapot – serve with milk.

or…….. treat yourself to a chai latte – heat milk in a milk pan with the chai tea in. When heated strain through a tea strainer and sprinkle with cinnamon, delicious!chai 5