The 5 Spices You Need for Homemade Chai (Well, OK. Maybe There Are 8.)

The 5 Spices You Need for Homemade Chai (Well, OK. Maybe There Are 8.)

I conceived of this post as a starting point for all of you who love chai, that spicy and fragrant milky tea drunk across most of India and much of east Africa. I wanted to show you the five essential spices that, once procured, will help you make a delic

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Decadent hot chocolate.

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Mulled Wine

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PASSIONFRUIT SODA

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Lychee and peach punch - a refreshing summer drink.

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Passionfruit Soda

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