Recipe: Simple Chai

This chai is perfect for everyday consumption. You can adjust the sweetness however you like and of course if you like spiciness adding more peppercorns or cayenne will give this a spice but I like the mellow sweet and spiciness of this blend. This is a “single serving” it’s about 12-16oz, I guess technically that’s two but you can pretty much pry it from my cold dead hands and Andrew doesn’t drink tea anyway. You can easily dump more water and milk or milk sub in and get a second “steep” adding back a little bit of nutmeg but I doubt it would go more than three.

Chai
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  2. a pinch of crushed pink peppercorns
  3. 8 crushed cardamon pods
  4. 1/2" piece shaved cinnamon
  5. 5 green fennel seeds, crushed
  6. 1/2" knob of ginger
  7. 2 tsp roasted loose black tea
  8. 1.5 c water
  9. .5 c milk (you could use almond milk or soy milk easily)
  10. optional: a few drops of vanilla
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a sauce pot on high heat
  2. Bring to boil, turn down to simmer for 5-10 minutes depending how strong you like it.
  3. Strain in to a cup and add a touch of cream (or coconut milk) and honey (or vanilla extract) to taste.
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