Sometimes all you need is a chai latte and a good read.
I looked through different recipes for chai latte online and this is my version of it.
2-3 servings (Edit: It only makes 2 servings!)
2 tea bags
3 whole cloves
2 whole black peppercorns
3 crushed cardamom pods
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cups water
2 tbsp dark brown sugar
1/2 tbsp caster sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Big disclaimer: The ground spices and sugar are very much an estimate only, I added little amounts at a time until I got the flavour I wanted.
Boil water with all the spices for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and steep tea bags until it reaches the colour you prefer.
Add both sugars, stir to dissolve and strain the tea into cups.
Warm milk and add vanilla essence. Feel free to froth the milk up.
Add warmed milk to tea to the concentration you prefer.
I made my tea very black, and then added loads of milk. It was delicious! Listening to Ellie Goulding’s Anything Could Happen tonight.