hipsterfood:

This is one of those things I’ve been dying to try making for years, but never got around to it because it seemed hard. On the contrary, it only took about an hour out of my weekend and made the house smell amazing - and now I’ve made enough to last me a few weeks! So if you’re interested in drinking hot, sweet, spicy, complex chai, try this out and save yourself years (!) of just thinking about it.
Ingredients
1 tsp each ground cardamom, nutmeg, black peppercorns
1 tbsp whole cloves
1-inch piece of ginger root, sliced into medallions
2-3 cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla bean pod, sliced open
3 pieces star anise
3-4 tablespoons whole-leaf black tea - we used Earl Grey Creme c/o The Tea Company
3/4 cup molasses or sugar (such as sugar in the raw)
4 cups boxed coconut milk (found in the refrigerated section) - we used canned coconut milk but found it too fatty for this drink. Almond milk would also work in this recipe.
Other equipment you’ll need: a fine-mesh bag and a mesh strainer, a funnel if you’re working with small openings, also a large glass bottle with a top for storage. 
If you don’t care so much about the residue of powdered spices, a mesh strainer will work just fine by itself. Use whole spices, alternatively.
Get a stronger tea by using whole spices instead of ground, and/or let the mixture steep on the stove longer.
Instructions
Pour all of the ingredients into a pot and turn the heat to medium. Stir to combine and let sit for about 40 minutes, partially covered, stirring every so often.
Put your mesh bag (or the mesh strainer, if you’ve used whole spices instead of ground) into a large bowl and pour the tea in. Let it strain through, then pour into your storage bottle. I did mine in batches so it was easier to pour.
When you’re ready to make drinks, fill your cup(s) up halfway, then the rest with a strongly brewed straight-up hot black tea. Top with a dusting of cinnamon and drink it up!
These ingredients make about 4 cups of chai “concentrate”, but you could easily just keep adding more coconut milk as you empty the pot and reuse the spices a few times. I ended up making about 4 batches total, because I love chai so much. It’s a really warming drink that is so comforting as it keeps snowing here every few days. Hope you enjoy it!

hipsterfood:

This is one of those things I’ve been dying to try making for years, but never got around to it because it seemed hard. On the contrary, it only took about an hour out of my weekend and made the house smell amazing - and now I’ve made enough to last me a few weeks! So if you’re interested in drinking hot, sweet, spicy, complex chai, try this out and save yourself years (!) of just thinking about it.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp each ground cardamom, nutmeg, black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp whole cloves
  • 1-inch piece of ginger root, sliced into medallions
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean pod, sliced open
  • 3 pieces star anise
  • 3-4 tablespoons whole-leaf black tea - we used Earl Grey Creme c/o The Tea Company
  • 3/4 cup molasses or sugar (such as sugar in the raw)
  • 4 cups boxed coconut milk (found in the refrigerated section) - we used canned coconut milk but found it too fatty for this drink. Almond milk would also work in this recipe.

Other equipment you’ll need: a fine-mesh bag and a mesh strainer, a funnel if you’re working with small openings, also a large glass bottle with a top for storage.

If you don’t care so much about the residue of powdered spices, a mesh strainer will work just fine by itself. Use whole spices, alternatively.

Get a stronger tea by using whole spices instead of ground, and/or let the mixture steep on the stove longer.

Instructions

  1. Pour all of the ingredients into a pot and turn the heat to medium. Stir to combine and let sit for about 40 minutes, partially covered, stirring every so often.
  2. Put your mesh bag (or the mesh strainer, if you’ve used whole spices instead of ground) into a large bowl and pour the tea in. Let it strain through, then pour into your storage bottle. I did mine in batches so it was easier to pour.
  3. When you’re ready to make drinks, fill your cup(s) up halfway, then the rest with a strongly brewed straight-up hot black tea. Top with a dusting of cinnamon and drink it up!

These ingredients make about 4 cups of chai “concentrate”, but you could easily just keep adding more coconut milk as you empty the pot and reuse the spices a few times. I ended up making about 4 batches total, because I love chai so much. It’s a really warming drink that is so comforting as it keeps snowing here every few days. Hope you enjoy it!

He certainly has many issues and as you say, he was "incapable of loving". How could you love someone like that? Did he have any good qualities? Sorry, don't mean to pry.... I just find you interesting.

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Anonymous

He has a lot of good qualities, a warm and gentle spirit I saw in his eyes; when we were together it was beautiful, I wanted to walk this world with him and of course it was easy to love him, but apart not so much…he let his insecurities and ego get the best of him regarding us.
You stated that you find me interesting but all you seem interested in is my past love affair, I find that interesting.

Do you think there is still a chance with him, or is the relationship dead and buried?

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Anonymous

1. Again I’m not a fool anymore, I’ve changed why would I want to be in an emotional roller coaster/indecisive/not-his-type/lack of communication/keep your feelings inside/Long distance relationship again?
Did I love him? Yes.
Good times? Yes.
But there’s a lot that goes into a good relationship, he said he was incapable of loving, and life is too short for that.
Pretty deep question…really?