East African Beverage/ Kenyan Chai/ East African Tea

Did I take an easy route out? Well yes!
But then have I ever posted the masala chai ? No !!
Is this recipe same as Indian masala chai? Not really!!!
What's different? - the masalas...

Well, across africa tea is a very popular beverage...but from what I read about Kenya....they love their tea with plenty of spices...this recipe is popular across all the countries in East Africa and apparently called as east african chai.

So here is it to my favorite companion through nights and day, helping me keep up my energy levels and brain functions in place..Chai!



Ingredients
3 cups water
2 cups milk
3 tspn tea leaves - of your choice
6 tspn sugar (or as per taste)
1 stick of cinnamon
2-3 cardamom
1-2 cloves
3-4 black pepper
1 inch of fresh ginger - peeled
Method
1) Combine all ingredients together and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and let it stand for some more time
2) Strain and serve hot..

Comments

Smruti Ashar said…
Pretty similar to Indian tea, this version of East African chai is amazing. Lovely!!
Refreshing tea for sure
Srivalli said…
I love how well you have presented a simple chai..so pretty...I am not a chai person who I won't comment on that..lol
Nisha said…
Wow, I thought Chai is an Indian proprietary!! ;) Nice to know about the African cuisine and its Indian similarities...
Gayathri Kumar said…
Love the spices going into this tea. Yum...
All the spices in the Tea would lend wonderful flavors to it . Since i am not a tea person my mornings and days just need smiles and energy from family 😀
Usha said…
Even I considered taking an easy way out with one of the tough letters. The difficult part was I don't drink tea. I later a found a recipe for that tough letter and didn't have to make chai.

I imagine teh flavors of all those spies in chai but pepper? That is an interesting ingredient for chai.
Unknown said…
Very similar to our chai, nice and refreshing...
Suma Gandlur said…
That is one flavorful blend of chai masala. Coincidentally I happen to use the same exact spices when I prepare Chai masala at home.
Pavani said…
That is a very flavorful and delicious sounding chai.
Srividhya said…
Cloves and cinnamon in chai.. wow will sure try it.
This chai almost looks and sounds like our masala chai na.Lovely presentation as usual in this series.
That is a spice heavy chai! Would love this on a cold evening :)
I'm not a tea drinker but my hubby loves tea. I enjoy making it for him. This version is a must try, going to try it soon:)
Priya Suresh said…
East African chai rocks, prefect drink to enjoy while the weather is chilled.
Sounds like a flavorful tea,love those spices used..
rajani said…
So similar to our masala chai!
Kalyani said…
So many similarities to the Indian version... Lovely series with Africa, pradnya
Padmajha said…
That is a nice cup of Chai Pradnya. Good choice for the alphabet.
I can't imagine my chai without cloves & cardamon, must try other spices too.
Chef Mireille said…
a great chai version and the photos are really awesome
Unknown said…
nice version of chai... Pics are too good
veena said…
Beautiful presentation. Loved the click!

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