Let it Snow
And snow, and snow, and snow. Throw some ice in it.
So that winter storm has died down over the past few days and the roads and sidewalks are clear enough for you to travel safely. Or so the city and school officials say *side eye to the max.* Well, slide yourself on down to Wally World, or a store nearest you, and get these 4 ingredients for a warm wintery drink that you won’t regret leaving the house for.
Pour & Stir
Ingredients (serves 2):
3 cups of milk
2 single serving bags black tea
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/8 cup sugar
Small – Medium saucepan/pot
Tea pot or large cup that can store warm-hot liquids
How to make it:
In a small or medium sized pot, pour 3 cups of milk, 1/2 tsp of ginger, and add the 2 tea bags (remove any tags that would normally hang over a cup). Place it over medium-low heat. Do not add your sugar, yet.
Let the ingredients slowly heat up. Always keep an eye on it, stirring it every few minutes; this is not a recipe that you can leave the kitchen and come back to. Once the milk starts to rise up and turn a light tan color (because of the tea’s infusion and the ginger), add your sugar and continue to stir.
If at any time it looks like your mixture is going to boil over, remove it from the heat and turn the temperature down. Let the mixture reduce before placing it back over the heat.
Overall, this process could take between 15-20 minutes, when done right. Boiling your milk over high heat will cause it to burn, so be patient and let it cook over the recommended medium-low heat.
In the sink, place your mesh liquid strainer over your large cup. Carefully pour your mixture into the strainer above the cup. It will catch the ginger particles and the milk foam build-up.
I like to rinse my strainer out when the build-up gets thick. Do so at your own discretion, I believe it is just a little “OCD” on my part.
Serve. Sip. Share.
“OCD” again, I place the clean strainer over my tea cup and pour it in. After a taste test, if you feel the need, add a dash more sugar to taste.
Snap a pretty picture, instagram it, & Voila!
Masala Chai Tea
If you’re sharing this with someone else, it makes it all the more better! If not, store it in the refrigerator for no more than 1 day, and reheat it in the microwave.
Until next time, Ci Vediamo!!!