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A gentle and effective way to treat breakouts.

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Perfect pulse point potions!

Love Pulse Points, all are beautiful, although Meditate is my all time fave! Have been using it for years, and get lots of compliments on my ‘perfume’. I have sent my most recent order as a gift to my daughter who lives in Perth, she’s a Moonhaven fan to. Sadly I live in UK, but always visit Moonhaven when we are able to come over .

Breakout serum is gentle

A gentle and effective way to treat breakouts.

Seduction

A lovely blend

Cucumber Mint

Love this soap, tge fragrance is amazing

Cleansing salt bar

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

strong black organic 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

Masala Chai Tea - spices, seeds, roots and leaves

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

bruise the spices

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

  • place in saucepan with water

    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

    Add the milk to the hot infusion

    Add the black tea and simmer

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

    Take off the heat and allow to steep for 2 minutes

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

    Pour into a cup through a fine mesh sieve

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

     Discard the leaves and spices

    Discard the spent spices, roots and seeds … they’re perfect to add to the compost

    Add sweetener to taste

    Sweeten to taste – homey is a perfect compliment

    Enjoy...then make another!

    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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    While any advice provided is general in nature, it is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.  If you are at all concerned about your condition it is important that you do consult your medical practitioner of choice for an individual treatment plan.


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