Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Milk & Honey Chai

There's something so comforting about a warm cup or mug of tea. I love the way some mugs fit so perfectly into one's hands, and how classical little tea cups sit so primly on their scalloped saucers, daring you to actually use them. Personal brewing teapots are so charming. I do adore my French presses but sometimes tea is the only thing that fits the bill of calming, warm, soothing, and the perfect companion to a book, work, or words.

Healthy choices: always get dairy, especially milk, from a good source. Most dairy operations are filthy, filthy places and as a result the products that come out of milk from such places end up being heavily processed. Milk from a good, clean source (hint words: pastured, grass-fed) is absolutely essential, but if you cannot find such opt for organic nut milks with as short of an ingredient list as possible and free of things you cannot pronounce or find in your pantry.

This is how I like to make spiced black tea, also known as Masala Chai, which literally means "mixed spiced tea" in Hindi. A good friend of mine (you know who you are. Call me.) made this for me one morning, and I've been seriously hooked ever since. Water, milk of the animal or nut kind, honey, and one really good organic black chai is all you need. I usually will use more milk than water, and whole, organic grass-fed milk is my first choice when I can get it.

Masala Chai finds its roots in South Asia, but you can enjoy it from wherever you are. I don't use official measuring instruments when making this. It is tea. You make it as you like.

Milk & Honey Black Chai

Servings: 1

organic milk
1 organic chai teabag (made with black tea)
raw honey

Heat water and milk together until hot. Place teabag in a small personal teapot or a large mug. Pour in heated milk mixture and stir in honey. Brew for 3+ minutes. Drink.

When the weather starts getting really warm, I'll tell you guys how to make this as a tall, icy drink.


  1. Oh many thanks for this recipe~


  2. I wish I liked tea. I always feel like I am missing out since it looks tempting but I just don't like the taste :o(


    1. Aw too bad! This stuff is really good too. Sweet, creamy, and a bit spicy. If you like lattes you may enjoy it. Emphasis on the *may*.

  3. Thank you so much for the recipe! I love tea, on rainy days I like to curl up with a hot cup and read :)

  4. thanks for sharing with us this recipe :)

  5. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I always love to hear from you! Recently I only got problems connecting with GFC so I‘m going to turn it of soon! But I would love to stay in touch with you, so would you mind adding me on G+ instead?! By the way I love teeeeeaa! Hope we keep in touch - Lots of lovely Love :) Kyra

  6. this is my favorite way to drink tea! chai is my current obsession, and I always add raw milk and honey. love it. :)

  7. Thank you for stopping by:)
    Your blog is lovely, such interesting posts - obsessed with tea! Followed you through GFC x keep in touch.



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