February 17, 2011

February 17 - I Love:: This Chai Tea Recipe

I'm a confirmed, died in the wool, roots in Scotland coffee drinker. It is one of my morning joys. But this lovely recipe is tender and yummy and not too sweet. I might have it again tomorrow.

Indian Chai Tea

* 3 teabags black tea
* 4 cups water
* 1 3 inch cinnamon stick
* 1 inch piece of ginger root cut into 4 slices
* 1/2 tsp (2 ml) cardamom seeds
* 1/2 tsp (2 ml) black peppercorns
* 1/2 tsp (2 ml) whole cloves
* 1 tsp (5 ml) whole coriander seeds
* 1 cup (225 ml) coconut or almond milk
* honey or stevia to taste

Bring water to boil in a saucepan. Add spices, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Add teabags and steep 10 minutes. Add milk and heat to drinking temperature-do not boil. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth or cotton dish towel. Serve with honey or stevia to taste.


Kerry said...

Mmmmm... I can almost smell it now!

Joan Duff said...

yum..I can almost taste it. A rainy Saturday and home made chai, sounds like a perfect day to me...

Maria said...


Do you use any particular brand of black tea? There are so many black teas to choose from. Do you have a favourite?

Vicki said...

Actually, I'm a confirmed Earl Grey Drinker which is too fragrant (for me) for Chai, so I use what's on hand. For this one, it was nothing too fancy. Just Lipton.


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