What can be better than a hot cup of masala chai when it is raining outside and you can smell the fresh scent of the earth when you open your windows! I got this chai masala recipe from my dear friend Hetvi and I am the biggest fan of her tea:) I make this in huge batches so that I can share the love with my friends:)
Chai Masala Recipe:
- Green Cardamom - 1 cup
- Whole black pepper - 1 cup
- Ginger powder - 2 cups
- Cinnamon sticks - 1/4th cup
- Cloves - 1/4th cup
Grind all the above ingredients and mix them. Store in an airtight jar.
While we are on the topic of tea, I tasted some Chinese blossom tea at House of Nanking in SF this weekend. It was very weird at first. It is a green colored liquid with a flower bud dropped inside. The bud slowly opens up as it absorbs the heat and blossoms into a full blown flower. Its beautiful:)
I also had an amazing cup of cappuccino at Steps of Rome, one of my favorite dessert places in the city. This cup was paired with some espresso creme brulee.