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Warming Tea for the Fall


Ok, so I will admit to you that I love creating and blending teas, and if you have not had me blend one for you yet,then this may be a surprise. Blending teas is not only fun, but for me, calming and relaxing. Sometimes you blend a tea, then have it for awhile then go back and revisit it, then change it  a bit, then other, you leave just as they are, because that is how they should be.

 This is one of those blends that works just as it is. Chai, yes, warming, nourishing and a perfect standby in the cooler months. Chai can be simple, and yes then more complicated, so play around with the spices till you find your combination, then settle in with a cup and relax for the long winter ahead.

I like to blend a large batch of chai spices around October every year, then I have it for when I need it, and it make a wonderful holiday gift(just need a mason jar and you can create the rest from their - fast, simple gift giving).

Lets make some Chai spice mix:
   Cinnamon
   ginger
   cardamon
   peppercorn
   anise
   clove

Blend equal amounts of all spices above(change to your preference, I like less cinnamon and ginger)
Option additions: chage mushrooms, chickery root,vanilla 

Mix up all your spices, keep in airtight glass jar.

To make:
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, add 1tbsp of chai spice
Simmer 20 mins
Add 1 cup milk, 1tbsp ghee(optional), simmer 10 min
Sweeten to liking, enjoy

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