Larry the Chai guy’s Chai Recipe
(Yes, he is also "Larry the Pizza Guy", and for at least one SHF meeting "Laurence of Asola")
8 oz water
2 – 3 Cinnamon Sticks
4 Cardamom Pods
2 -3 slices Ginger Root
1 ½ Tbs. Sugar
1 – 1 ½ Tbs loose leaf Tea
2 Cups Whole Milk
- Combine water, Black Tea, Sugar, Cinnamon Sticks, and Cardamon Pods in pan, bring to rolling boil on stove. Boil for 7 -8 minutes until tea is strong and dark.
- Add approx.. ¾ cup of milk bring back to boil, and add the Ginger Root, let soft boil for 5 min.
- Add remaining milk, bring almost back to a boil. Remove from heat, strain and serve.
With help from friend Ngawang Tashi
Just a fun fact about names,
In a conversation with Zaya Rinpoche he was telling us how among Tibetans it is common to have nicknames along with your regular name so people know who you are. Like Thinlay Phodrang or Phodrang Thinlay, meaning Thinlay from the Phodrang, or Dehra Dun Lama- Lama from Dehra Dun - you get the idea, So I was thinking about this and when we all went to the mall a while ago and tried to get a close parking spot, Thinlay pointed at me and said leg no good. So I am thinking hum, I am probably Teresa, Leg no good : ) Thinlay said it would be Khangpa chu? I think I just wrote leg water, I will have to get back to you on that. but it would mean leg broken. So there it is.