Mulled Vanilla Chai

"Simple Chai
With a little kick,
To make you happy
And your lips do lick.
Spiced to perfection
A warm end is nigh,
Careful now, drink in sips
Or you may just get high!"

If everything else can be spiked, why not good ol' masala chai? This winter, add a little zing to your regular morning cup. Ok, if morning is too early, then serve it after your holiday meal for a fuzzy end to a great gathering. December never felt this good!

1 cup water
1/2 cup whole milk
3/4 teaspoon black tea leaves (I used Lipton Yellow Label)
2 tablespoons vanilla creamer
1 clove, crushed
2 green cardamoms, crushed
1 tablespoon Brandy
Sugar to taste

Mix all ingredients and bring to a simmer. Do not let it boil over or all the alcohol will evaporate - and we definitely don't want that now do we! Strain & enjoy steaming hot with your favorite holiday cookies

Try this tea at one of my upcoming dining experiences!