Kick-Ass Chai Tea

Spring cleaning. My tiny kitchen is in dire need of a seasonal shakedown. The walls, the ceiling, the oversized platters and bowls, the whisks, the mashers, the tongs, anything hanging around my stove. With no ventilation save two kitchen windows, my chilie-charring, broiling, searing, roasting, baking, blow torching, boiling and frying adventures take their toll. I’ve got the rubber gloves, the sponges and the Green cleaning products. But what really gets the job done, is this broad fueled with a big pot of kick-ass chai. Things will be shiny and sparkling in no time!

Kick-Ass Chai Tea
(Can be doubled or tripled depending on the amount of cleaning to be done)
For every 10 oz. of water, add the following:
3 whole cloves
4 green cardamon pods
4 whole black peppercorns
1/2 stick cinnamon
1 slice of ginger root
Boil for 15 – 20 minutes, then add 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of loose black tea (depending on how strong you like it).
Boil another 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of cold milk and bring back to boil. When it just begins to boil, remove from heat, strain and add honey to taste.
It’s good for you and gets the job done!
Note: For extra kick, let the mixture steep before straining.

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