but this jar contains the secret to the best winter warmer.
I first read about homemade chai concentrate on Angry Chicken back in January, made a mental note to try it, then promptly forgot. But a week or so later, I saw it again on The Prairie Girl, and having been reminded, determined to make it straight away.
Now I don't know why I waited. The most time-consuming part was crushing the cardamom (mmm!). The rest took less than five minutes.
And unlike commercial chai mixes, which I often find too sweet, two teaspoons of homemade concentrate in a mug of strong tea is perfect: just the right amount of sugar and spice. Very nice.