Saturday, 10 November 2012

Chai and my African baskets

African baskets (my collection continues to grow!) and Chai tea.
I have a weakness for both.
Especially Chai tea . It's been my favorite tea for a long time.. At one stage I was buying it in bulk to keep up my supply!  I love the ritual of preparing the tea. It's a little pocket of my day to, slow down, take a deep breath, and be mindful of the moment.

How to prepare a brew.
Boil water in saucepan.
Add Chai tea. 1 level teaspoon per cup.
Simmer for 1 minute, add one third to two thirds milk or soy milk.
Strain into cup or teapot..
Add honey to taste.......delicious!

(This is my favorite Chai  I like the box it comes in too!.).


meine Dinge ♥ Franka said...

Hello Judith,
for a long time I used such a basket.

I bought it on a french market. But now you can buy these baskets all over the world!

♥ Franka

Judith said...

I know Franka and years ago I was so excited when I bought my first one!
I still can't resist them! :) xx

jay said...

ah, chai and baskets, both totally delicious. we are very lucky as that chai is our local chai, the owners are lovely, generous and found everywhere. xx

Cat said...

I didn't know that "magic" tea. I must taste it. Do not miss a recipe for happiness ;))

Judith said...

Jay, it's Repton isn't it, a beautiful little spot. I used to buy it in bulk and the arrival of the delicious smelling box on my door step was something I always looked forward to. Sadly the person I first contacted there, passed away a few years ago. He was lovely and I think one of the founders of Chai Tea. xx

Judith said...

It is a recipe for happiness! Wish I could make you a cup of Chai tea Cat!!

Pet said...

I would like a cup of your tea now! I think I need it :-)

G said...

ahhh Chai.. and baskets.. takes me back to India! I love making a pot of chai tea :-) especially with fresh ginger and black peppercorns added. x

Judith said...

Mmmm... I love both ginger and black peppercorns, will try that G. Thank you for the tip! x

Judith said...

I think you would enjoy it Pet! :)

Karen said...

Love your basket collection and your tea photo, Judith. I am addicted to finding those "little mindful pockets" in my day as well, my tea ceremony is slightly shorter than yours as I use a tea bag and a water boiler, but I'm sure that we enjoy the experience in exactly the same way! My favorite teas at the moment are from the Yogi brand. xo Karen

Judith said...

Thank you Karen :) and yes no matter what our tea ritual, I am sure we do enjoy it in the same way! xx

Nikki Fisher said...

Gosh Judith you and I have similar loves - baskets, chai, beautiful cups, its a shame we haven't worked out yet how to have a cup of tea together online :) x

Judith said...

Online cup of tea, a chai in a beautiful cup...sounds good!! :) xx