Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Cooking Thursday

 The recipe I'm sharing today is a little different, but might be something you can use this time of year.

This is a Chai Tea mix that we really enjoy.  I'm not a coffee or tea drinker, but this is so good!  I made it last year as a little gift for family members and some friends.  This year I made it for the other managers at work.  So, if you're looking for a fun little gift, this is a good one.

Chai Tea

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea, regular or decaf, a powdered mix that's sometimes called "unsweetened iced tea"
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1 cup French vanilla-flavored powdered nondairy creamer

  • Measure all dry ingredients into a blender or food processor. Pulse or puree until well-combined and mixture becomes a fine powder. Transfer to an air-tight jar or container or spoon into gift jars.
  • To make the tea stir 2 heaping tablespoons of mix into a mug of boiling water. 
  • Makes 6 cups mix

  • I put my mix jars into kraft bags, attached cute labels, tied on with christmas cording and bells.


    Mary said...

    Oooh that is lovely

    Ginny Hartzler said...

    what a perfect gift this would make. Warmth and comfort in a jar.

    Hootin' Anni said...

    Great idea for gifting! I too am not a coffee drinker. I think you & I are the only ones in blogville!

    Changes in the wind said...

    A wonderful gift and so cute too.

    Terri D said...

    Sounds and looks awesome! Thanks! Saving this!

    Arlene @Nanaland said...

    A great gift! I was thinking of making some Russian tea as a gift this year...a throw back to the 70s and 80s.

    Connie said...

    Thank you! I have some lady friends that would love this. And homemade gifts are the best.

    Henny Penny said...

    This sounds so delicious and would make such a nice gift. You do the neatest things. Oh, your Christmas decorations are just beautiful. I've been looking back at your last two posts. I love the Santas your husband carved. Those are really special.

    carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

    I always love all that you share in recipes and your beautiful home. Sorry I'm later in catch up. What I thought was arthritis flare up I think was the start of full body aches that kicked in this week and many other symptoms. I've been pretty miserable and still waiting on test results. Definitely either a flu or covid itself. Stay well! xo