Homemade Chai Mix

April, 2019

Chai tea lattes are like a spice market in a mug. They are warm, inviting and fragrant. Have this spicy tea mixture in the fridge and simply froth it together with warm milk when the other side of the world beckons!

4 black tea bags (decaf or full caff)

5 c. water

4 cinnamon sticks

knob of fresh ginger

4 whole cloves

6 cardamom pods

6 black peppercorns

1 vanilla bean pod

2 allspice berries

c. – ½ c. honey

Use enough milk for a 1:1 ratio of mixture to milk, depending on how much is used at a time.

In a medium saucepan, combine the water, cinnamon sticks, ginger, cloves, cardamom pods, black peppercorns, vanilla bean and
allspice berries.

Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer this mixture for 20-25 minutes.

Pull this mixture off the heat and add in the tea bags, steep for 20-25 minutes. At this point add in the honey; the exact amount can be varied based on personal preference to sweetness.

Pull the tea bags out and strain the mixture into a glass jar. This mixture will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks without the milk.

Take it out and mix equal amounts of spice liquid and milk for a comforting, aromatic treat day or night.

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