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While the snow falls outside make a hot and steamy batch of spicy Chai Tea to tease and titillate your senses. The long, slow build up of aromas will wrap your body, mind and soul in a warm, tantric embrace. This spiced tea will help ignite the embers of passion with an exotic, intoxicating aromatic mélange that is sure to have you hoping for more snow to fall.
1 cup of sugar
2 cups of water
1 big nob of fresh ginger, sliced
1 orange, peel* and juice
2 cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, star anise pods and
6 coriander seeds
1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise
5 pink peppercorns (optional)
2 tea bags
2 cups of %10 MF cream
* Use a carrot peeler to remove 4 strips of orange peel to add to the aromatic blend, then slice orange in half and squeeze out the juice
In a small pot combine all ingredients except the cream. Bring to a rapid boil over high heat and boil for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover with a lid and leave it for at least 1 hour or up to 2 hours to steep. Strain the spices out of the liquid and bring back to a boil. Add cream and serve piping hot in a nice bowl with a little sprinkle of ground cinnamon to tickle your nose as you sip.
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