Hot Apple Chai

Traditional Chai spices infused in organic unfiltered apple juice creates a warming holiday drink. My favorite apple juice is Santa Cruz and comes in a gallon jug.

Mmmm, Hot Apple “Chai” on a cold winter’s day. Photo courtesy Mystee Maisonnet.

4 one-inch slices of fresh ginger

2 two-inch cinnamon sticks

6 whole cloves

1 tsp. freshly ground cardamom

1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract

dash of ground nutmeg

1 tsp. whole fennel

6 whole star anise

1 black tea bag

4 cups of organic unfiltered apple juice

Combine apple juice and spices in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil and then simmer for an additional 10 minutes before adding the tea bag. Simmer a few minutes more before serving.

Mmmmmmm!

Mystee Maisonet

Mystee Maisonet

Whenever possible, Mystee embraces the outdoors. In her native Banff she’s often spotted with husband Rick and two grown sons enjoying her favorite sports of hiking, skiing, cycling and supping. Her love of yoga and passion for cooking are the things that bring her indoors with a smile. In summer months, Mystee can be found at the Banff Farmer’s Market keeping Banffites cool with her “Om Cooking” gourmet popsicles.

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