Monday, January 08, 2018

Parfums Exotiques.

After a disappointing engagement with the Bigelow version of chai, decided to head to the local hippie store for some Good Stuff.  Good Heavens!  No Comparison:  whereas the Bigelow tasted like watered down Ovaltine, the Chai-wallah melange was spicy, perfumey, had a bite ... perfect!

With the temps at near freezing today, it was positively balmy compared to the weekend.  Decided on an iced latte at right around tea time tonight.  Enjoyed it at teatime tonight, on the back balcony, watching the warm weather snowflakes fall.

For two:

- 1.5 c. freshly brewed chai, cooled
- 2 T coconut cream
- Sweetener (honey for my tea partner, stevia for me) to taste
- milk
- ice

Shake or beat chai with coconut cream and sweetner until well-mixed.  Fill glasses with ice to about 1/4 - 1/3 full, add chai mix.  Top off with milk, if desired.  Give it all a good stir.  Decorate with crushed cardamom pods, rose petals, even a shake of fresh ground pepper or ginger, if desired.

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