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
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