My favorite way to serve and outstanding specialty hot beverages to my family or friends is by introducing them to flavored teas or coffee. We make our flavored spice mixtures in batches, using fresh grinded whole spices and other high quality spice powders, so that the blends stay aromatic and highly enjoyable, without being too artificial tasting.
This special precious like gold and intense flavored blend is based turmeric, cardamom, ginger and enriched with other aromas like star anise, nutmeg, fennel and cinnamon.
It’s delicious with simply hot milk or with black tea or even with coffee! A small quantity in cakes (for example carrot cake) would give a special note in a very simple way.
The first time I used a similar blend was simply with soy milk as a chai latte recipe but then I‘ve discovered how delicious is it with black tea and even with coffee.
I’ve changed the basic recipe a little bit and now I have the blend I need and which is best with the quality of spices I have.
Please don’t forget that each spice can have a very different intensity of aroma (quality, storage and age of the ingredients) and I suggest to check the taste first and if needed adjust to your personal taste.