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DIY Chai

Nov 03, 2019 03:15PM ● By Cat Carrel

DIY Chai

Traditional chai is served with meals in India and around the world today. It’s an easy, brilliant, and yummy way to get herbal medicines daily. As fall weather slowly slips in, there is nothing more enjoyable than hot healing herbal teas. One great fall tea blend is a mixture of digestive spicy herbs, sometimes referred to as chai. Each herbalist can blend this slightly different, but typically a combination of black pepper, ginger, coriander, clove, cinnamon, fennel and cardamom make up this tea. Most of these herbs are circulatory, warming and digestive.

Sacred Moon Chai

Ingredients: Black peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, fenugreek and orange peel. Add either black tea or kava root to the mix. 

 Simmer in clean water (and coconut milk if making Kava Chai) in a pot on the stove for about 45-60 minutes. 

While that’s brewing, add a spoonful of local honey into a cup. Try a pinch of cardamom hulls and perhaps a few red rose petals in the cup. Then strain the tea into the cup and stir while it’s hot so the honey melts. Next pour organic coconut milk into the cup or your preferred milk.  Give it a good stirring and a little blessing too. Then drink up and enjoy these tasty healing plant friends.  

Beth Ebbing Johnson is the owner of Sacred Moon Herbs in Dripping Springs, Texas. For more information, visit SacredMoonHerbs.com .

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