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Garden Chai

Thomas J. Story
Prep time 20 mins
Yield Serves 2
In place of the dried spices that traditionally go into chai, we used scented geranium leaves and anise hyssop, which we grew in our test garden.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh nutmeg geranium leaves
  • 3 fresh anise hyssop flowers
  • 1 cup hot brewed black tea, such as English breakfast
  • 1 cup plain soy milk, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

How to Make It

  1. Put geranium leaves and anise hyssop flowers in a heatproof container. Pour 1 cup boiling water over them and steep 15 minutes.

  2. Strain and divide liquid between 2 mugs. Pour 1/2 cup each tea and soy milk and 1 tbsp. sugar into each mug. Stir to combine.