Recipe & photo by Mountain Rose Herbs
Sipping spiced chai tea on a chilly day is pure bliss! This mix makes a great gift packaged in small mason jars or pantry jars, tied with homespun ribbon or raffia.
4 slices fresh organic Ginger root
2 organic Cinnamon sticks
8-10 whole organic Cloves
8-10 whole organic Cardamom pods
¼ tsp. organic whole Black or White Peppercorns
Dash of homemade or organic Vanilla Extract
2 TBSP Black Tea (organic English Breakfast, Ceylon, or Assam) or, make a decaffeinated version by substituting Red or Honeybush Tea
Organic Honey to taste
2 cups water
2 cups organic milk or a milk substitute
Lightly crush Cinnamon sticks and Cardamom Pods. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and add all spices. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes or longer, stirring occasionally. Add milk and allow it to heat up, then remove from the stove and add vanilla and honey. Strain and enjoy!
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