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Today we share a lovely Chai recipe with a difference, created by Emma from My Darling Lemon Thyme food blog.
Emma has pulled her saucepan from the bottom draw, Freedom Viridian Mug, gathered loose tea leaves, spices and ginger before wandering out to the bush just below our deck to pick fresh kawakawa leaves, making sure to only harvest leaves eaten by the looper caterpillars in the dead of night- a sure sign they are good leaves, Emma says “Insects always know the good ones”. Standing for a moment at the stove, she watches the liquid turn gold as it heats -coming to the boil.
Emma has used fresh kawakawa leaves here knowing full well that they will not be available outside of NZ or even in the far south of NZ. If you don’t have access to them, simply use a little more pepper, or simply leave out, no worries!
Enjoy your Turmeric + Kawakawa Chai!
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