Thursday, July 29, 2010

Chai tea


Homemade chai tea is easy to make and tastes fabulous. It can be drank hot or cold and made with dairy, soy or almond milk.

Ingredients:

1 cinnamon stick
6 whole green cardamon pods
6 whole cloves
1 (1-inch) piece ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
4 whole black peppercorns
3 cups water
1 tablespoon loose black tea (unflavored)
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 cup low-fat milk (dairy, soy or almond)

Directions:

Place cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, ginger, peppercorns and water into a small pot and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to let steep for 10 minutes.

Return pot to the heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add tea, cover and set aside to let steep for 3-5 minutes. Strain through a fine mes sieve, discarding solids and then return liquid to the pot. Stir in sugar, milk and heat over low heat for 1 minute. Pour into cups and serve.

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