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"Necessary CBD Oil Recipe #1: Chai Tea Latte"


This is the beginning of a new series I’ve always wanted to write, which brings CBD oil into the kitchen and lets you infuse your own food. I realize many people don’t have time for this, and why bother when there are so many delicious options out there like these shortbread cookies? But we can’t eat shortbread cookies all the time. This series is about the things we really eat, and healthy ways to include CBD oil in our daily lives while reaping the most benefit we can from cannabis’ medicinal and preventative properties.

Why Chai Lattes?

I used to drink coffee, but after finding that caffeine affects me more strongly than many people I switched to strong, black tea. I still get a morning kick, but not the jitteriness or flatness following that half hour of productivity. I prefer the more even-keel feeling black tea causes, and I love chai because it’s so flavorful and rich that it always makes me feel like I’m having a treat. What could be better than infusing my first (yes, I generally have three) spicy chai latte with a drop of hemp CBD oil in the morning? Not much.

What is Chai?

Chai is a blend of black tea and different spices, and it’s not always made the same way. If you go to certain snobby coffee shops (and there are plenty of those around), they may ask you if you want a “chai” or a “chai latte,” which they simply do to prove that they know more than you. When you say, “what’s the difference?” they can begin their practiced little speeches. Before this happens to you, “chai” means “tea” in India, so when you ask for a chai tea, you won’t get the milk, soy milk, or whatever kind of milk that makes the tea all creamy, foamy deliciousness (otherwise known as CFD) on top. You just get the tea. If you want the CFD, you should ask for a chai latte.

What is in Chai Lattes?

Then again, this isn’t India, so even snobby baristas know what you mean when you ask for chai. The strong flavors in black chai tea are not for everyone, but the blend of anise, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, and clove is fragrant and warming with both sweetness and spice. Ginger, black pepper, and cinnamon are also preventative plants for the body, so chai lattes with hemp CBD oil are like a quintuple whammy of delicious healthiness for you. (If you want the whole history of chai, check out this link from the award-winner of the “Best Chai You Can Buy” from Bon Appetit magazine.)

Chai Tea Latte Recipe Infused with Green Lotus Hemp CBD Oil

Here’s the best, easiest recipe for making chai at home that I could find. I like mine heavy on the ginger and light on the anise – although lots of people seem to think “the more anise the better,” or they just don’t drink it. You can tell which baristas actually drink chai and which don’t. (Listen to me, I sound like a tea snob, don’t I?) If you’re Oprah, you like to really ante up on the cinnamon, at least that’s what Starbuck’s baristas told me. Since masala chai means “mixed tea” it’s really up to you how you combine the ingredients and what you add.

The secret is preparing a dried spice mix beforehand that you use for few weeks. This recipe uses fresh grated ginger, which is a bit more trouble, but definitely worth it. (The recipe for the masala chai spice mix uses a ½ teaspoon of mix per cup of tea.)

Dried Masala Chai Spice Mix Recipe

  • ½ cup of black pepper (freshly ground or not)
  • ½ cup of cinnamon
  • ½ cup of green cardamom pods (powdered works but you won’t get the same flavor), roughly ground up to break the pods
  • ¼ cup of whole cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon of star anise if you want
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg if you want
  • We cannot suggest how much Green Lotus CBD Tincture you should infuse your tea with, see note below [1]

Store it all in an airtight jar in a cool dark place. It will keep for about a month.

Chai Latte Recipe

Whenever you want a cup of tea, take the spice mix out of the cupboard.

  • Add a ½ cup of filtered water and 1 heaping teaspoon of loose black tea (your choice, Darjeeling or Yogi black tea bags work well). Make the tea strong so it can support the strong spices.
  • While the water is heating up and the tea is brewing, add a ½ teaspoon of the spice mix and a ½ inch of peeled, fresh ginger to the pot depending on how strong you like it
  • Let the mixture boil and take the pot off the heat. Pour in a ½ cup of your choice of milk and heat it to a boil while whisking it to aerate and make it foamy.
  • Turn off the heat and let it sit for a minute.
  • Use a mesh strainer to catch the spices when you pour it into the cup.

Yum! Now you have your morning get-up-and-go concoction combined with your preventative medicinal herbs for the day. Go get ‘em, tiger!

Julie K Godard

About Julie Godard:

Julie, a guest blogger of Green Lotus Hemp Products, is a strong advocate of cannabis, both in medical and recreational forms, for expanding our knowledge of medicine, culture, and the reality of our planet. She is an experienced freelance writer, content strategist, and cannabis industry researcher with a deep concern for social welfare and love of scientific discovery.


 

 Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. All of GLH products are sold as nutritional supplements, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

 

1. This is due to the fact that our products are "Nutritional Supplements", and are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease, you can look up that information here

 

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