While reading Monica‘s post, I realized I forgot chai. I’m not precisely sure where it fits in the tea purist’s world, but I am no purist. My own short and dirty definition of chai is that it’s an Indian beverage that blends black tea, spices, sugar and milk to make the most wonderful drink. (If you click on the link above, Wikipedia will give you its lengthy, more precise explanation.)
I don’t recall who introduced me to chai, but it was one of you, an internet buddy. I’ve yet to try to make my own, in part because I took about a two-year hiatus from chai when Mugsy died. Each of our fur-kids has had a couple of wacky food cravings, and chai was one of Mugsy’s. That little guy would go NUTS when he smelled it simmering! He’d race to the kitchen and park in front of the stove until I poured the liquid into a low, big mug.
For some reason, I’ve always taken my chai in these mugs. Something about their low, spacious dots just seems right to me for chai. I’d read somewhere that chai was traditionally served in shallower, large cups…
Actually, I enjoy Celestial Seasonings chai varieties. They change from time to time, and the Knight snagged a box of the coconut on Sunday’s grocery run. I wish I had it with me now, but that’s just one more reason to long for the late afternoon and going home!
So, there’s no plied or otherwise finished spinning to share, nor did I pick up that second sock from 2009 to finish up. Instead, I caved to peer pressure and cast on for Citron AND a sock mini KAL with some of those stash-bustin’ gals from the Stash Sock Club. Hem, hem. Don’t judge me. Knitting’s my therapy, remember?
How goes your week, now that we’re half-way to the weekend?