Some people drink coffee in the mornings. I personally would rather kiss a dog square on the lips than drink one drop of coffee. No joke. But I have found a drink that is perfectly warm, sweet, and yummy! No bitterness like coffee. It has become my happy morning routine. Chia. No, I didn't misspell that. It isn't chai... at least not in this country.
Chia is a milk tea. It is very simple to make.
(Makes 6 servings)
3 mugs of milk
3 mugs of water
12 green cardamom pods, crushed
6 tablespoons of sugar (add more or less to your liking)
1/3 cup tea powder
Add all ingredients to a sauce pan on medium heat. Bring to a slight boil, stirring occasionally. When the milk reaches a dark tan, it is ready! Strain and serve hot.