Directions for Decaf Lucid Dream Chai
To fill the tin shown below, I used 1 part = 5 grams (as measured with a Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale)
Freshly ground organic spices and teas (links go to source of ingredients from Amazon.com – note: most of those quantities will make for a lot of chai).
One reason I came up with this recipe is because it’s hard to find good decaf Masala Chai and it makes for a great drink before bed.
Starred (*) ingredients are known to impact sleep, often “known” to lead to lucid dreams.
- 6 parts Decaf English Breakfast Tea
- 6 parts Red Rooibos
- 6 parts Cinnamon Sticks
- 6 parts Crystalized Ginger
- 2.5 parts Orange Peel
- 2 parts Candied Pineapple (pineapple, sugar)
- 2 parts Candied Papaya (papaya, sugar)
- 1.5 parts Carob Nibs
- 1.5 parts Chicory Root *
- 1.5 parts Cardamom *
- 1 part Lemongrass *
- 1 part Black Pepper
- 1 part Anise *
- 1 part Coriander *
- 1 parts Cloves *
- 1 part Nutmeg *
- 1 part Vanilla Powder
- 1.5 Parts Cacao Nibs
- 5 Parts Allspice
I usually stop at the above ingredients. Sometimes, I do add. Yerba Mate to add some Caffeine:
- 6-12 parts Yerba Mate
Ingredients I’ve considered but not tried yet…
- 1 part Mugwort *
- 1 part Chamomile flower *
- 1 part Hazelnut
- 1 Part Sarsaparilla *
- 1 Part Passionflower
- 1 Part Lemon Balm
- 1 Part Oatstraw
- 1 Part Vervain *
- Grind above spices and fruits in a VitaMix (or other grinder) and then add tea and mix.
- Stir a teaspoon into half a glass of milk (or half-and-half), and store the rest.
- Heat until it starts boiling.
- Stir and let steep for 1 minute.
- Fill glass to top with boiling water
- Let steep for another two minutes.
- Strain into second glass or cup
- To sweeten, try using maple syrup.
- To make into a cool dessert drink, pour hot chai from above over vanilla ice cream in a cup.