Nothing is more thoughtful that giving away a homemade gift, and nothing greater than receving one. Especially when it´s edible! The "hours" you have spent making that special treat for that special person has to warm everyone´s hearts. Getting this edible gift will not only warm your heart, but the whole you.
Imagine a cold winter night, curled up under a blanket, reading a good book, your favourite magazine (or blog?) AND a home made sweet and spicy Chai tea.
If you want to warm someone´s heart (and body) this Christmas you should give away this home- made Chai tea. Leave behind the recipe for a Chai Latte and you´ll be friends forever...
1/2 dl cardamom seeds
6 cinnamon sticks, crushed
1 tbsp cloves
1tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp star anise
1/2 dl Darjeeling tea
Preheat the oven to 95 degrees Celsius. Cover a cooking tray with greaseproof paper. Slice the orange in 3 mm thin slices and put them on the tray. Dry them in the oven for approximately 2-3 hours, turning them once in a while. When finished, mix all the ingredients, except from the Darjeeling tea and store in an airtight container.
6 dl milk
2 tbsp Chai mix
1,8 dl water
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp Darjeeling tea.
Warm the Chai mixture with milk, water and sugar on medium heat for 20 minutes.
Add the Darjeeling tea and let it stand for 3 minutes.
This recipe and more we did for an edible gift feature for Bo Bedre´s Christmas issue which is out in Norwegian stores now.
Photography: Trine Thorsen
Styling: Tara Ballantyne