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Grounding Chai Blend

By Kris Vogt, January 6, 2020

My buyers sweet new home in Forest Grove has me day dreaming of summer hikes in the forest! To bring some of that grounding earthy energy to these cold winter months, I like to fix a cup of fir needle chai to sip on. Fir needles are especially beneficial at this time of year, as they are anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and calming for the nervous system.

This fir needle forest chai recipe is adapted from this recipe – and can easily be altered to your personal tastes! I like mine brewed strong with a splash of coconut cream and honey.

  • 1/3 cup dried fir needles
  • 1/4 cup dried orange peel
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon chips
  • 2 tablespoon cardamom pods
  • 2 tablespoon dried ginger
  • 1 teaspoon clove

Mix all dry ingredients and store in an airtight jar. When ready to brew, pour hot water over 1-2 tablespoons of tea mixture. Steep for 5-8 min and enjoy!

Kris Vogt


Kris Vogt has got her finger on Portland’s pulse. Born and raised in the city, she’s lived all over town, and currently resides in the Division/Clinton neighborhood. Her favorite aspects of the local scene range from the great outdoors to the boundless culinary and entertainment opportunities. Whether you are new in town or a current resident yourself, Kris’s love for her hometown is infectious. Prior to real estate, Kris worked in the entertainment industry in LA as a stylist. Upon her return to PDX she worked as a producer in some of the top creative agencies in the city. Kris and her husband rehabbed a few homes, and in bringing her own flair to the process, she decided to combine her passion and love of community into a real estate career.  Kris works  with investors, buyers and sellers here in Portland and wants to hear what others love about Portland and help them find their happy place.
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