Don’t you love chai? The beautiful smell of the spices? The warmth of the tea, filling up your soul?
Well, I have a wonderful recipe for a chai tea that has no black tea, so it is caffeine free. It is also good for mild PMS. You can drink up to three cups a day. The recipe comes from Maya Tiwari’s book called Women’s Power to Heal.
This is an Ayurvedic tea and can be taken for five to seven days, starting one week before your menstrual cycle begins. You can also drink it during your cycle. A wonderful tea, that you can have your spouse or your children make for you to honour your resting time. How about making it a ritual every month?
- 2 cups of water
- 2 cups of organic cow’s or almond milk
- 1 tablespoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 teaspoon cardamon powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 pinch of saffron
In a heavy based stainless-steel saucepan, bring the water and milk to the boil. Put the cloves and spice powders in the boiling decoction and leave to simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, add the saffron, cover and let stand for a few minutes. Strain and drink while still warm.
It is delicious and creamy, I hope that you like it.
Blessings to you.
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