I picked this up not even looking for it while out shopping the other day. It's for my favo...
My brother had a really cute idea for our wedding favours. They are a box of spices from Sri Lanka - cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon and cloves. They just so happen to be almost all the spices that you need for masala tea, you may know it as Chai tea.
In India, Chai is the word for tea and Masala literally means spices.
Anyway, he suggested I print up a label with my mum's masala chai tea recipe on the back. I love it.
Here it is for anyone who likes chai!
MUM’S MASALA CHAI (Serves 4)
4 whole cloves, 2 cardamom pods crushed
1 Cinammon stick broken into pieces, 1/4 inch fresh ginger
3 cups cold water, 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 cups milk, 2 tbsp. strong loose tea leaves or 4 tea bags
Sugar to taste
Add spices, cold water, ginger and pepper and bring to boil. Simmer on low for 5 mins. to bring out the flavour. Add tea and bring to a boil again - steep for 3 - 5 mins. Add milk and bring to a boil again. Strain into a warmed teapot or directly into warm tea cups.
** NOTE from Mum: "Drink Masala Chai and spice up your life!"
I am thinking to just take white Avery labels and print this out and stick them on the box and insert the 3rd picture (in black and white) on the label. Or do you think I should attach a little business card with the recipe to the favour tag/ribbon? Our favour tags right now are pic 4.
What say you?