Friday, January 13, 2012

Chai Tea

Chai tea is a wonderful winter drink! Chai tea made from scratch is even more amazing. It is so flavorful and you get to choose your own sweetness. Go to a good bulk section to look for these items.

For my Reno friends: Cost Plus has really cheap spices. You can purchase 6 nutmegs for .99 and cardamom for 3.99. Costco has the best prices for cinnamon sticks. :)

1 small Nutmeg grated
2 Star Anise Seed
2 Tbsp. cardamom pods, whole
1 Tbsp. cloves, whole
1 Tbsp. cardamom seeds
1 Tbsp. crystalized ginger
1 Tbsp. peppercorns
1 Tbsp. allspice, whole
1 Cinnamon stick - crushed in chunky pieces
3/4 cup black tea (loose leaf), (or 9 tea bags) 

I put all of these ingredients in a coffee grinder until they are coarsely ground. I like my chai strong so I put 1 1/2 Tbsp. with 8oz of milk. I prefer to heat mine stove top with the tea steeping the whole time.  

Serving Size: 16

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