Here’s the latest from the Bodhi Tree’s Breathing Room Newsletter.
It seems this Summer is off to a much wetter and cooler start than usual in Calgary. It seems a bit odd to be thinking of ways to keep warm, but alas, that’s what I’m doing! If you are too, here’s a little something (besides hot yoga!) to do just that. It also aids digestion (fennel and ginger) and maintains balance of the doshas.
Yoga teacher & kitchen advocate
Homemade Chai Concentrate
2 Litres water
15 black peppercorns
15 whole cardamom pods
6” fresh ginger, sliced
5 whole cloves
5 whole allspice
5 cinnamon sticks
3 Tbsps fennel seeds
3 whole star anise
3 Tbsps black or rooibos tea, heaping
Heat water in a large pot until boiling. Add all spices and simmer for 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how strong you like your chai. Turn off heat and add tea, letting steep about 10 minutes. Strain and serve with cream, milk, almond milk, soy or any other milk preference, and honey. Store in mason jars in the fridge for homemade chai at any time!