Friday, February 12, 2010

A soothing brew that goes beyond tea leaves

I went to Mom's last night, and after complaining about having a stomachache she made me my favorite tea, full of soothing herbs like ginger and mint. Not to mention that it was delicious.

First, she chopped up a bunch of ginger and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, then she added dried mint leaves and some decaffeinated green tea - since we're all a bunch of caffeine wussies - and let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Then she removed the pot from the heat and let it sit for another 5. Final touch, each mug gets about a teaspoon of instant ginger tea, which is crystallized with a touch of honey to add just a tad of sweetness, but not too much.

Strain the tea into each mug, top it off with a tablespoon or two of vanilla Soy milk, stir well and you've got yourself a Chinese Chai Tea.

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