Spicy Drinks To WarmThose Cold Nights
Chai Tea: This is easier to make than you think – there’s only one problem: once you know how, you may not want to drink anything else! It’s, literally, a three-step process to chai-tea heaven.
8 cardamom seeds
2 cinnamon sticks
4 black peppercorns
1 piece fresh ginger (about 2cm) sliced
2 cups whole milk
4 bags black Ceylon tea
How to do it: Put the cloves, cardamom and peppercorns in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling-pin or a heavy-based pan.
Place the cinnamon sticks, crushed spices, ginger, milk, and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring it all up to a boil. Remove from heat, add the tea bags, cover, and let the mixture steep for 10 minutes. Then strain into cups and add a little stevia or honey to taste.
Hot Lemon Infusion
This is a hot drink that delivers a shot of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties from turmeric, while hydrating and warming you – and you can sip this all day.
Juice of half a lemon
1 large cup of boiling water
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
Pinch cayenne or red chili powder
Pinch coarse sea salt
How to do it: Mix in your mug and give it a good stir! What could be easier than that?