Kashmiri Chai

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Enjoy some spicy chai tea next time there is a cold day outside.

Not sure if this actually comes from Kashmir, but it’s a delightful chai recipe anyway.

  • 1 tsp loose black tea
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tbs powdered almonds
  • Pinch of saffron threads
  • Honey

Break cinnamon stick into small pieces, and bruise the cardamom pods. Add spices (not almonds) and tea to water, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and let steep for 4 to 5 minutes, then strain. Put a teaspoon of almond powder in the bottom of each of four cups, and pour hot tea over. Add honey to sweeten, if desired.