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Monday, June 3, 2013

Samia's Chai

Yield:  1 serving (It had to be done...)



What You'll Need:
3/4 mug water (use the mug you will be drinking the chai from)
1/4 mug low-fat milk
1/4 mug fat-free evaporated milk
1 rounded tsp loose tea (I use Brooke Bond Red Label Orange Pekoe Tea)
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
4-5 cardamom pods
sugar or sweetener, to taste




What To Do:
In a sauce pan, bring water, loose tea, fennel seeds and cardamom pods to a boil (on high heat). Add in the low-fat milk and fat free evaporated milk, stir constantly with a spatula or flat wooden spoon (so that it doesn't burn/stick to the bottom of the pan), until the chai begins to boil. Reduce heat, so that the chai cooks at a fast simmer (about medium heat).  Allow the chai to simmer for about 3-4 minutes; strain and enjoy!


Tips:
* If making more than one serving, allow the chai to simmer for longer (i.e. add about 1 minute per extra cup of chai).