Nothing warms you up like a cup of this fragrant Indian beverage. You can also add it to baked goods to make chai spiced cookies, cakes, or even pie.
- 5 cups water
- 10 bags of black tea (try a mixture of orange pekoe and English breakfast)
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 vanilla bean, sliced in half
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 12 whole cloves
- 9 cardamon pods
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
- 2 star anise pods
- 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
- 8 corriander seeds
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1 Tbs orange zest
- 1 inch piece of ginger, sliced into discs
- 1 Tbs honey (optional)
- In a large pot, bring water to a rapid boil. Add tea bags, spices, orange zest, and ginger. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Remove from heat, stir in honey and let stand 10 minutes.
- Line a sieve with cheesecloth and strain concentrate. Discard spices.
- Store concentrate in a sealable container in the fridge for up to two weeks.
- To make chai tea, combine 1/3 cup of concentrate with warm milk (or soy/nut milk).
- Concentrate can also be mixed in with a number of recipes. Try mixing it with cookie batter for chai spiced cookies or mix with seltzer water for a chai soda!
Calories from Fat 7 (5%)
(2%)Total Fat 1g
(1%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 37g
(21%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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