Home made Spiced Chai Recipe
About 30 min.
2 cups water
2 cups milk
2 green cardamom pods (1/8 tsp seeds)
6 whole cloves
2 slices fresh gingerroot (2 tsp dried)
6 black peppercorns
2 3”cinnamon sticks, broke into pieces (2 tsp coarse ground)
½ star anise (¼ tsp ground)
2 tsp Black loose tea: Mamri tea recommended (2 black tea bags)
2 tblsp honey or sugar (or to taste)
½ tsp Fennel seeds
½ whole nutmeg or chopped
¾ tsp vanilla extract
1. Put the water and milk in a saucepan, add the spices, and bring to a low boil. Turn down the heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes depending on how strong you want the spices.
2. Turn off heat and add the loose tea. Let steep for 5-10 minutes depending on your desired strength.
3. Carefully strain tea through strainer into a mug or other pot to remove spices.
4. Stir in honey or sugar, mixing well to dissolve. (Optionally mix in vanilla extract.)
5. Serve While hot