Life Above the Clouds: How to Make Cannabis Masala Chai

In several languages, including Russian and Hindi, "chai" simply means tea. Unlike regular tea, however, which is made with water as a base, chai is often made with milk, or a dairy alternative. We didn’t add cannabis to the recipe this time, but you can easily make your chai infused by adding cannabis-infused milk, or some pre-made canna-butter or coconut oil. 

Cannabis Masala Chai

A sweet and spicy black tea with milk

Prep time: 15 min, Cook time: 10 min 

Serves 4

Equipment

Stove top

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • ½ teaspoon black cardamom powder or 1 black cardamom pod
  • 2 whole cloves
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 1-inch piece of ginger root peeled and sliced
  • 2 black tea bags
  • ½ cup milk dairy or non-dairy
  • 2 teaspoons honey or other sweetener

Instructions

  • Bring the water to boil in a medium-sized pot.
  • Add the cardamom pods, cardamom powder, cloves, fennel seeds, cinnamon, ginger, and black tea.
  • Boil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the milk and bring back to a boil.
  • Add the honey, mix well, and strain.

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