Girasole/Ladyhawk’s Chai

GirasoleAzzurra/The LadyHawk07 September 2013
Girasole/Ladyhawk’s Chai

For each serving:

2/3 cup whole milk
1/3 cup cold water
1 rounded teaspoon demerara or golden sugar
1 rounded teaspoon black tea
1 green cardamom pod, crushed
1 whole clove, crushed
2 berries allspice, crushed
dash of powdered ginger or grated fresh ginger
tiny drop of vanilla

Put everything in a small pot, bring to a boil, stirring, and let it steep four minutes or so. Strain and serve. Delicious. Good iced, too.

I make this in a ceramic canister, in about these proportions. I used about half an inch of vanilla bean, a piece of dried ginger, and the noted spices, and leave it for about three weeks, shaking it regularly, and then use it through the year. Enjoy.


About girasoleazzurra

GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido. 75+. Feminist. Flower child. Works with words. Thinks with music. My belief system involves food and family. Wrote and spoke and published about libraries, librarians, writing, editing, and reading. Now retired. Putting some of that writing here.
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