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Its really lovely. My skin feels lovely in am after using night cream
Although I have recently developed an oily T Zone the night cream did not affect it
The day cream for normal to dry skin I am not using on t zone with this humid weather up here. I have just ordered the day cream for normal to oily to use in conjunction in t zone and the rose ger On other parts of face where it is drier

Home Essentials Oil Pack - Great value!

Fantastic value or quality products which have already been used a lot within the home :)

Best sleep oil I’ve ever used

Lovely sleep oil, beautiful smell, and really helps me drift off to sleep. Nothing else like it.

Super

My husband loved it and they smells amazing!!
Thank you

Excellent service

The team at Moon Haven were very flexible about my order and it was delivered within a day or two - well done team!

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1261 reviews
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Skin Care Pack

Its really lovely. My skin feels lovely in am after using night cream
Although I have recently developed an oily T Zone the night cream did not affect it
The day cream for normal to dry skin I am not using on t zone with this humid weather up here. I have just ordered the day cream for normal to oily to use in conjunction in t zone and the rose ger On other parts of face where it is drier

Home Essentials Oil Pack - Great value!

Fantastic value or quality products which have already been used a lot within the home :)

Best sleep oil I’ve ever used

Lovely sleep oil, beautiful smell, and really helps me drift off to sleep. Nothing else like it.

Super

My husband loved it and they smells amazing!!
Thank you

Excellent service

The team at Moon Haven were very flexible about my order and it was delivered within a day or two - well done team!

Make Your Own Spicy Masala Chai Tea

There is something special about making your own Masala Chai Tea from scratch.
Sure you get an acceptably tasting chai from any of the commercially available chai tea blends. They taste fine.
But there seems to be an added depth and authenticity to your cup of chai when you gather the ingredients together and make your own blend, using mortar and pestle to bruise the spices…bringing out the very best in each pod, root, seed and nut and infusing it into your cup.

There is nothing quite like a hot cup of milky, spicy chai tea to warm the body and soothe the soul in the depths of winter.

Easy to Make Step-By-Step Recipe

Here is an easy to make recipe for Spicy Masala Chai I have adapted from a traditional Indian recipe.

You will see that you can prepare it in two ways.
The first is perfect if you want Chai NOW…but the second is my favourite.  It allows the spices to release their full flavour into the tea…seeping their depths of scent and spice into the milky liquid.

Why don’t you try both and let us know which one you prefer?

Spicy Masala Chai Tea

We’ve used a lovely strong Indian black organic tea for our Chai

Ingredients:

3/4 cup water
2-4 whole green cardamom pods, smashed
1-2 thin slices fresh ginger
1 1-inch cinnamon stick
2 cloves
3-4 Black Peppercorns
1 piece star anise
pinch grated nutmeg
3/4  cup whole milk
1 1/2 teaspoons loose black tea leaves
Sweetener, to taste (honey, sugar, stevia)

Must Have, Drink Now Chai

Collect your spices, roots, nuts and seeds (except the black tea) and place in your mortar

Using the pestle bruise and gently break up the ingredients releasing the aromas –

  • Place the contents of the mortar into a small pot and add the water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes
    Add the milk to the hot infusion

    And then the black tea. Bring back to the boil and simmer for 1 minute.

    Remove the pot from the heat, cover and allow the mixture to seep for 2 to 3 minutes

    Place a fine mesh strainer over your cup and pour the chai into your cups

    Discard the spent spices, roots and seeds … they’re perfect to add to the compost
    Sweeten to taste – homey is a perfect compliment
    Enjoy… then make another

     

    Truly, Deeply Spiced Overnight Infused Chai

    Same ingredients as above=- just seeped overnight for a spicier, fuller taste.

    1. To make a deeply flavourful tea – start the night before.
      In a small saucepan combine the water with all the spices except the fresh ginger.
    2. Bring the pot to the boil and then remove from the heat. Cover the pan until the morning.
    3. In the morning add the sliced ginger and bring the tea to the boil.  Simmer 2 or so minutes until the mixture if fragrant.
    4. Lower the heat and simmer for a few minutes until the tea is fragrant.
    5. Add the milk and tea leaves – simmer for another minute then turn off the heat.
    6. Let the mixture seep for 2 minutes.
    7. Pour into a cup through a fine sieve.
    8. Add sweetener to taste.
    9. Drink to your  heart’s content.

    This article was written by Moon Haven’s aromatherapist and founder Leonie Gully

    and as such represents her personal opinion on the given subject.

     

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