Chai Tea

There’s nothing quite as delicious as milky spiced tea. Although I thoroughly enjoyed it when I was in Tanzania, it has been absent in my life until recently when I first concocted it at home to serve to a guest. Shamed by how easy it is to make at home, I’m surprised how I deny myself this treat. If you’ve got the spices, you’re golden.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups water
  • 2 1/2 Cups milk
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 1 Tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 Tsp ground cloves (or three whole cloves)
  • 1 Tsp ground cinnamon (or one stick)
  • 18-20 Cardamon seeds (or 1 tsp ground)
  • 1/4 Cup sugar

Directions:

  1. Add all the spices and tea to the 2 cups of water in a medium size sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat.
  4. Add sugar and milk. Stir.
  5. Return to a boil, but keep a close eye on the pot and remove it from heat once it begins to froth.
  6. Strain the tea at the cup (to remove the chunks of spices).

It makes 2-4 cups of tea, depending on how large your mug and whether or not you care to share.

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