Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Chai Tea for Two

Hi Dell!

glad to hear you have recovered sufficiently from your NYE exertions - hope the heat has subsided a little! Andrea and I are missing you and hoops and brookie very much. Our lounge boogie was really for our ladies. We have put together a mix CD with all our fave dell inspired rock and roll moments on it - we'll pop it in the mail with some other goodies in the next couple of days. Meanwhile print off the chai recipe that follows and indulge in some restorative lovin'. Miss you!

CHAI FOR TWO (Rashpal's sure fire keep your neighbours happy never-fail masterpiece)

Place four cups of hot water into large saucepan over moderate heat. ADD

2-3 cloves
3-4 large cardomom pods (split pods to release more flavour)
1/4 teaspoon of fennel seeds
1/4 teaspoon of ajwain seeds (can be a little hard to find so don't be walking all over town to find them - tea will be just fine without them!)
Small piece of fresh cinnamon (about half a quill/stem to taste)
1/2 - 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger (more to taste)
2 regular black tea bags (apparently orange pekoe is the best Indian tea)

Bring mix to a light boil and allow to simmer for 15-20 mins (if you have the patience) or boil more rapidly for 5-10 mins if you're in a hurry.

Next add 2-3 cups milk/soy to taste and 4-6 teaspoons brown sugar again to taste.

Strain, serve with tasty biscuit treat. Drink tea and eat and talk with best friends around - happy days!

I've been experimenting with all the various spices in different quantities and measures to get the tea just right - half the fun really. Hard to go wrong so I hope you enjoy it!

Much love,



At 6:47 PM , Blogger hell said...

yay! thanks cam, just what i need...
will think of both you clever beautiful people when i drink it...

much love, dellie.

it's good you are out here in the land of nerd.


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