Make Chai: Gentle Green Chai


| December/January 2010

  • Clockwise from top: ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, green cardamom. Black tea is in front.
    iStockphoto.com/Heidi Kalyani

Serves 2

This is a yummy variation of kahwah, a Kashmiri green tea.

• 1½ cups cold water
• 2 heaping teaspoons green tea
• Seed of 1 cardamom pod
• 2 whole cloves
• 2 strands saffron (optional)
• 6 blanched almonds, chopped
• ½ cup milk
• 1 tablespoon honey

1. Combine water, tea, spices and almonds in small saucepan. Cook over low heat until hot (do not boil). Partially cover; steep over low heat 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in milk and honey.



2. Pour through fine wire-mesh strainer into warm teapot, discarding solids. Serve.






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