Fortify Chai Recipe
You can use your chai herbs in a wide variety of places.
- In soap for added smell and an appealing look
- Burn on incense charcoal for an exotic scent in any room
- Fill a jar 2/3rds of the way with the herbs either powdered or cut. Top the jar with oil, cover and let sit in a warm place for several weeks. This makes a warming massage oil!
- Add to bath salts! 1 cup epsom salts, 1/2 cup baking soda, 2 Tbsp Chai Spice
- Sprinkle a bit on cooked oatmeal and yogurt.
- Add several tablespoons of powdered chai spices to honey and stir until it’s a nut butter consistency. Spread it on everything!!!!
- Add the spice blend to spiced chocolate truffles
- Make chai cookies and brownies…and I’ll come over to your house!
Fortify Chai Recipe
6 tablespoons roasted dandelion root.
4 tablespoons dried cinnamon chips
2 tablespoons dried reishi mushroom pieces
2 tablespoons dried ashwagandha root
2 tablespoons dried crushed pine or fir needles
2 tablespoons dried ginger pieces
2 tablespoons whole cardamom
1 tablespoon whole cloves
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon star anise
Directions for preparation:
Remove the seeds out of the cardamom pods. Roast them along with the cinnamon chips in a hot dry pan for a short minute, always moving the pan to avoid scorching. This helps to bring out the flavors. When cool, toss the herbs together in a bowl and keep in an airtight glass jar. Fortify Chai will keep in your apothecary for up to 4 months.
To make 2 cups of Fortify Chai:
In a pot, pour in 2.5 cups of water and 2- 3 tablespoons of your chai herbs. Bring to a rolling boil and *immediately* turn down the heat to a medium simmer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the water goes down a third. Add a cup of whole cow’s or goat’s milk, coconut cream, or nut milk of choice and heat until steamy. Strain, pour into cups, add a cinnamon stick, and enjoy with your best friend!
There you have it, a tasty and healthful treat for you and your loved ones!