A couple of days ago, I mention that I love Masala Chai tea. Since my Rishi Masala tin is near empty and the nearest seller of my tea is two hours away, I decided to make my own blend. I went to my health food store which carries lots of nice herbs and spices in bulk, and bought the spices and the loose China Black Tea I wanted to make my own mix. I was looking for whole green cardamom, but only found cardamom seeds which would have to do.
On the plate and moving clockwise starting with the cinnamon sticks at the bottom, whole star anise, cardamom seed, dried ginger, whole cloves, peppercorn. In the middle is the black tea.
I really had to fiddle around with amounts to put in my mason jar. My first cup of tea was pretty good, but I think it needs more umph. Maybe I should make my tea in small batches like this recipe:
I think with tea mixes like I'm trying to create, you don't always get a good dose of each and every spice when you scoop it into your tea ball. More experimenting is in order through these cold days.
For a high today, 8 degrees with 20 mph winds
I went out to feed the chickens and that was all!