Make Chai: Gentle Green Chai

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Clockwise from top: ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, green cardamom. Black tea is in front.

<em>Serves 2</em>
<p>This is a yummy variation of kahwah, a Kashmiri green tea.</p>
<p>• 1½ cups cold water<br />
• 2 heaping teaspoons green tea<br />
• Seed of 1 cardamom pod<br />
• 2 whole cloves<br />
• 2 strands saffron (optional)<br />
• 6 blanched almonds, chopped<br />
• ½ cup milk<br />
• 1 tablespoon honey</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>2. Pour through fine wire-mesh strainer into warm teapot, discarding solids. Serve.</p>
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<em>Garden writer and editor Vicki Mattern has been communicating the beauty and usefulness of plants for more than 20 years. She lives in eastern Pennsylvania.</em>
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