When i make Indian Masala Chai , i do with fresh ingridients like ginger, cinamon etc....... the idea of the event was that we make something which we can keep under the christmas tree as a present and fresh Chai that u can't do can we :-)
This i made for zlamushka's event A spoonful of Christmas and the deadline is tommorow , so i had to hurry up in making this.
I am going to give this as a present for my Mother in law, she likes the Indian spice tea and she buys the ready made one we get in the shops.
So i thought why not make this for her which will be far far better than the shop bought one ( I hope).
I made them yesterday I will have to keep it for atleast a week or two before giving it to her , by then all the spices would have really blended well with the tea leaves.
150 gm tea
Ginger few slices or according to your taste ( i cut the giner in thin slices and dried them in the oven for 20 minutes in a very low heat and left in the oven for a day.)
Ginger powder 1 tsp
Cinamon few sticks crushed
Cardamom 10 crushed
I mixed all the ingridients and botteled it.I will write a remark here after tasting the tea. ( I will have to taste it before i give it as a present)
Updated the recipe on December 1st. I added few peper balls crushe the tip whic Rina gave me and Bee from Jugalbandi said she add fennel seeds so i added 1 tsp slightly crushed fennel seed to the mix. Thanks both of you for the tip.