Make Your Own Chai Tea

by Melanie

Chai tea is rapidly gaining in popularity in America. Chai tea is a spiced black tea with milk. It is very easy to make at home and when you make it at home you can adjust the spices to suit your taste. Chai tea is usually made with black tea, milk, spices and honey or sugar. Typical spices are ginger, nutmeg, cloves, peppercorn and cinnamon.

This is an easy to make recipe for Chai Tea. Unlike most directions for tea, this recipe calls for bring brewed tea back to a boil once the milk and other ingredients are added.

Ingredients for Chai Tea

  • 2 cups water
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups milk

Bring 2 cups of water to boil. Add tea bags and reduce heat to a simmer. Do not cover but let simmer 2 minutes. Remove the teabags. Add the remaining ingredients – honey, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and milk and stir. Heat to a boil at low heat- that should take about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir rapidly with a whisk. Pour into 2 large warmed mugs and serve.

Experiment a little and try adding 2-3 pieces whole cloves, 2-3 whole peppercorn or cardamom. Filter them out before serving. This is a refreshing beverage on a cold afternoon.

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