Posted in Something to drink?, tagged beverages, cardamom pods, Food, Indian, Masala Chai, milk froth, milk tea, recipes, Rooibos, Rooibos Masala Chai, spices on April 12, 2012 |
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What is nicer than a hot cup of Rooibos Masala Chai?
Masala Chai originated in India and is a spicy milk tea which can be enjoyed hot or cold with ice. I’ve added some milk froth to mine to make it extra special, it was delicious!
Rooibos Masala Chai
3 cups of water
1 cup milk
1 Cinnamon stick
2 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 whole peppercorns
2 Rooibos tea bags
Combine all of the above ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for +- 20 minutes.
Strain the tea through a sieve and serve.
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Posted in Home remedies, Something to drink?, tagged flu and cold remedy, Food, Ginger Honey lemon tea, home remedies, recipes, Something to drink?, vegetarian, when life hands you lemons on March 31, 2012 |
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I have flu and I feel really, really sorry for myself. This couldn’t have happened at a worst time. I’ve missed gym for two days
Well when life hands you lemons you experiment with home-made flu remedies.
I’ve made myself a steaming cup of Ginger, lemon and honey tea. Although there is no tea in it, it is drank like a tea.
The ginger heat you up from inside, the lemon is a good source of Vitamin C and the honey acts a natural cough suppressant.
Read more about the health benefits here.
4 cups of water
4 tbs of lemon juice
2 tbs grated fresh ginger
Honey to taste
Simmer the water, ginger lemon and grated fresh ginger in a pot for 15 minutes. Pour into cup and add honey to taste. You could add less or more ginger if you prefer.
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