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When the breeze changes in the winter time, so does my yearning for iced coffee. Instead, I bring out my festive mugs and spices and make a delicious cup of chai. When I get this feeling, I head to Fred Meyer to grab myself all the items I need (and perhaps even an adorable mug that gives me all the holiday feels). Look for the Shazam logo on in-store displays and packaging to unlock a Spotify playlist, giveaway, and more! Glade® 3.4 oz. Small Jar Candle in Happy Glow™ (Apple Cinnamon) is the perfect candle to light on a wintery morning to enjoy my cup of chai. Another favorite scent of mine during the wintertime is the smell of a fresh Christmas tree, so the Glade® Wax Melt 6 ct. Refills in Timeless Joy™ (Woodland Spruce Scent) lets me bring life to my artificial Christmas tree.
How to Make Your Own Cup of Chai
Chai is a traditional Indian drink inspired by British tea from their rule of India long ago. At least, 99% of Indians (around the world) still drink chai 1 – 3 times a day. The only difference between chai and traditional tea is that it is often spiced (masala) and has milk. This is one of my favorite drinks for the holidays (and even year-round) and truly triggers my memories. Relax, let your Glade® products fill you up with bursts of joy and inspire you to make your own cup of chai.
Step 1: Gather your ingredients. (Serves 1)
- 3 in. mini strainer
- 1 cup water
- Loose black tea leaves
- Cardamom pods or ground cardamom powder
- Cinnamon sticks or cinnamon powder
- Ginger – sliced or shredded
- ¼ cup of milk
- Optional: Sugar
Step 2: For 1 cup of chai, add 1 cup of water to a saucepan. As it boils, add crushed cardamom pods or powdered cardamom, a cinnamon stick or ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder, grate some ginger or add 2 “coins” of ginger to the water. Add 1 tablespoon of loose black tea. If you want to add sugar, now would be a great time, or you could add it once you have strained it into a cup. Let it boil for some time, and then add ¼ cup of milk (preferably, whole milk) to the boiling spiced water. Watch it otherwise it can boil over. Once it starts to rise, lower the temperature of the stove, and allow it to rise once more before removing from heat.
Step 3: Strain into a mug with your mini strainer, as you want the chai to be smooth and silky.
Step 4: Enjoy with cookies!
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