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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Homemade Herbal Chai Recipe

When the cold winter winds blow outside, there's nothing like a delicious hot drink, a snuggly sweater and a cozy warm home. A favorite drink of mine is a nice, hot herbal tea or chai tea.
 I love it when my tea pot whistles 
at me '-)
As much as I enjoy chai, and as much as I enjoy a toasty warm herbal tea or other hot drink in the evening, I have had to give up drinking chai in the evening because of the caffeine in most chais. Well . . . NOW I can enjoy that same warm, wintery taste of chai in an HERBAL blend!

And you will love this blend, too . . . 

You will need:

~cinnamon stick
~orange peel
~fennel seeds
~ginger root
~licorice root
~mortar and pestle OR small hammer and paper towels
~fillable tea bags OR tea ball
~air-tight container

1) with your mortar and pestle (or use a hammer with the cinnamon stick between two paper towels), crunch up a small cinnamon stick into small chunks
2) put small amounts of the cinnamon stick, orange peel, fennel seeds, ginger root, licorice root and cloves into the tea bags. Experiment a little with the amounts you like for your own perfect flavor
 Use heat-sealed tea bags . . . OR . . . 
muslin, reusable tea bags . . . OR . . .
 use a tea ball
3) make as many tea bags as you want and store them in an air-tight container for future use OR use your tea ball and make each serving as needed (**tins of homemade tea bags make great gifts**)
I like to use an old mint tin to keep
homemade tea bags in my purse ~ 
that way, I can have my own favorite teas
anywhere I go
4) TO USE: steep tea bag or tea ball for in a mug of hot water for 10 minutes, discard used bag 
5) enjoy  
 Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><


  1. Thank you for this wonderful recipe, Kim! And I LOVE this picture of you!

  2. Aw w, an awesome tutorial; thanks!
    Have a blessed week!


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