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Thai Iced Tea

  • 1 Gallon water
  • 8 Chinese star anise, ground
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 Pinch clove powder
  • 1 Pinch chopped cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons China Black tea leaves
  • 1 ½ Cups sugar
  • Crushed ice
  • 4 Cups half-and-half

Boil water. Add tea leaves, star anise, vanilla, clove, cinnamon and take off heat and let sit 5 minutes
Strain through cheese cloth and allow to cool
Add sugar
Serve in a clear glass over plenty of crushed ice, top with half-and-half

Chai

  • 10 whole peppercorns
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 8 whole cardamoms
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/2 inch knob of fresh peeled ginger very thinly sliced
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 Tbsp organic sugar
  • 1 cup organic whole milk
  • 2 full tsp ASSAM KALGAR

Combine all ingredients except milk and tea leaves in a clay, glass or stainless steel pot and slowly bring to a boil. Turn off heat and steep covered for 15-20 minutes. Add 1 cup of milk and bring to a boil again slowly, turn off heat, add 2 full tsp ASSAM KALGAR and steep covered for 5 minutes. Serve immediately and sweeten to taste.

Lemongrass Ginger Noodles

  • 4 cups Lemongrass Tea
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • Snow peas or broccoli
  • Sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • Dash cayenne
  • Chinese noodles (for two people)
  • Fresh ginger root
  • Salt

The recipe is open to revision, and amounts of ingredients depend on one's preference. Follow these instructions in a general way, considering your own sense of flavors, texture and balance.

Brew tea 5 min., set aside
Cook noodles per package instructions, set aside
Steam vegetables until bright in color
Chop onions however you wish
Sautee onions in sesame oil, adding half of the coconut milk and cooking until semi-soft.
Add peanut butter, stir to dissolve
Grate ginger to taste
Add rest of coconut milk
For more of a peanut taste, add peanut butter, be careful not to overshadow lemon and ginger
Add cayenne and salt to taste
Add 1/2 tsp. or so sesame oil
Stir in noodles and vegetables

Variations: 
Add tofu, chopped in cubes
Use lemon juice in addition to lemongrass tea for added flavor.

Serves two hungry people.