Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Darling Chai Tea- Recipe

Darling Chai Tea
Chai is one of my favorite drinks of all time. Good for any stage of pregnancy and postpartum, earthy, grounding, warm and soothing. I would pack this tea for myself when traveling and would drink it while breastfeeding as fennel boosts milk production. This is also a great option to alleviate morning sickness.

2 cups water 1 tbsp fennel or anise seed
1 inch stick of cinnamon 8 whole cloves
1 inch piece ginger (grated) 1 cup almond milk
1 tsp black peppercorns 6 tsp. agave or honey (or to taste)
8 cardomom pods 3 teaspoons loose white tea or 3 tea bags

Put water in saucepan. Add the cinnamon, cardomom, pepper, fennel, ginger, and cloves and bring to a boil. Cover, turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the milk and sweetener and bring to a simmer again. Throw in the tea leaves, cover, and turn off the heat. After 3 minutes, strain the tea into two cups and serve immediately.

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