Archive for ‘Teas’

December 19, 2013

My New Roots

Ridiculously beautiful blog with stunning recipes and photos

March 11, 2013

Homemade Chai Spice Mix

All ingredients in my pantry so it was not much of an effort, but I know they are not standard al the time in many households, so feel free to check out a good spice store! I am obsessed with chai and I ran out of coconut milk tonight, so I could not try the coconutty one I was planning on, but vanilla soy made it delicious.


Makes 6 cups

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 star anise

1 tablespoon cardamom pods

1 teaspoon whole cloves

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

6 cps light vanilla soy ilk or any milk of your choice

1 teaspoon ground ginger


In a mortar, with a pestle, or in a grinder, add spices except ground ginger. Bring the milk to a boil add spoon in fresh spices. Strain after the milk comes to a strong simmer and drink! You can play with the flavors to make it stronger or weaker, but this is a pretty strong mix. I don’t like sweet teas, so feel free to add honey, brown sugar, or stevia!