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Traditional chai Recipe

Traditional chai Ingredients:

Traditional chai Recipe
Traditional chai Recipe
  • 2 1/2 cups cold water
  • 10 whole cloves or 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 3 cinnamon sticks or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 peppermint tea bag
  • 1 orange pekoe tea bag
  • 1 -2 teaspoon ground ginger or 1/2 inch chunk fresh ginger, depending on how spicy you want it
  • 2 peppercorns or 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 -2 1/2 cups milk

How to make Traditional chai:

  • In large saucepan combine first nine ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer ten minutes.
  • Remove from heat and strain with fine sieve or through coffee filters.
  • Return to pot and add honey until melted.
  • Add milk and heat through, but do not boil.
  • Serve in clear mugs with a pinch of cinnamon on top.
  • Merry Christmas!
  • You can also store the tea without the honey and milk in the fridge, then just reheat and add milk and honey to taste.
  • This is a nice tea to serve with gingerbread or shortbread cookies at gatherings.

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