My Chai


I made my first batch of chai tea yesterday. It was pretty simple, and good. Here’s the recipe:

Crush together:

2 tsp. black pepper,
2 tsp. fresh ginger root
6 pods of cardomon/1 tsp. of ground cardomon
10 inches of cinammon stick
3 tsp. cloves

Add to 8 cups of water. Bring to a boil and cook on medium for 10 minutes (or use a microwave).  The original recipe suggests adding  8 tsp. Darjeeling OP, steeped for 8 minutes.  I used Rooibos and English Breakfast.  Strain out the spices and tea. Add 1 tsp. of vanilla and 3 tsp. of honey.  (I added a bit more honey…).  This can be refrigerated for weeks. Heat up as needed and add an equal amount of steamed milk. Top with cinnamon.

I’m going to be playing with this recipe a bit.  Of course, let me know if you have a better recipe or suggestions.


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