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      Homemade Chai Tea

      • April 19, 2017
      920 920 Curry Girls Kitchen

       

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      Homemade Chai Tea

      2 quarts water
      15 whole cloves
      20 black peppercorns
      3 sticks of cinnamon, crushed
      20 whole cardamom pods, crushed
      8 fresh ginger slices (1/4 ” thick, no need to peel)

      Honey to taste

      Hazelnut, almond or coconut milk for a latte. Homemade nut milk HERE

      chai ingredients

      Method

      Bring water to a boil.

      Add Spices: cloves cardamom, peppercorns, cinnamon, and ginger.

      Cover and bring back to a boil and gently boil 30 minutes covered.

      Reduce heat and simmer for two to three hours.

      Remove from heat and let cool.

      Strain, discard spices, and store in a glass container in the refrigerator.

      Reheat tea and add hazelnut or almond milk and honey.

      WATCH recipe video HERE

      Best to heat tea w/o the milk as it sometimes curdles.

      Great served iced too!

      NOTES: We double this recipe and store in a glass container for up to a month, refrigerated.

      Doubled recipe below.

      It’s great to give chai tea ingredients in a jar as a holiday or hostess gift.  Homemade chai tea is a wonderful liquid to add to your morning matcha green tea smoothie or any smoothie for that matter. Chai is a wonderful homemade flavor enhancer.

      Doubled Chai tea for a crowd (or just because you love it as much as Pegs)

      4 Quarts water

      1/2 Tbl-1 Tbl. whole cloves

      1 tsp. black peppercorns

      7-8 cinnamon sticks, crushed

      1 heaping Tbl. cardamom pods, crushed

      16 slices fresh ginger slices 1/4″ thick, unpeeled

      Hazelnut, almond or coconut milk

      Honey to taste.

      Follow same cooking method above. Same amount of time even when doubled.

      Store in glass jars refrigerated up to a month.

      Watch recipe video HERE