When it’s cold and snowy outside, as it is today, I find myself desiring hot drinks. While I typically drink plain hot herbal tea, I sometimes mix it up with other things. Today, I wanted a Hot Spiced Chai.
The warming spices were perfect on a cold, blustery day, heating me up from the inside out. The richness of the cream made the drink feel like a special treat. And because I made it with herbal tea (feel free to substitute black tea, if it suits you), it didn’t leave me feeling jittery after drinking it.
Here’s how I made it:
Homemade Hot Spiced Herbal Chai
1 tablespoon loose Honeybush tea (or a couple of teabags of choice)
1 teaspoon Chai Spice Mix, or to taste
Sweetener of choice, to taste
2 tablespoons of Cream, or to taste (coconut, cashew, or dairy cream all work well)
Place honeybush tea and Chai Spice Mix into your tea pot (you may need more or less, depending on the size of your pot).
Fill it to the top with boiling water and allowed it to steep for 10-12 minutes.
Strain, if desired. I leave my leaves and spices in my pot, so the next cup is stronger.
Pour cream into a drinking cup.
Add sweetener of choice.
Pour hot tea over the top and mix until combined.
Drink and enjoy.
What is your favorite drink for a cold, windy day?