Warm Spiced Chai

  • Women‍‍`s Corner
  • October 17, 2022

My wife loves chai, but I have never been satisfied with any of the store-bought mixes, so I created my own. —Justin Weber, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


- 6 cardamom pods

- 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns

- 5 cups water

- 1/4 cup honey

- 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)

- 8 whole cloves

- 3 whole star anise

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- 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot

- 5 black tea bags

- 2 cups whole milk

- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

- Ground nutmeg, optional

Method: In a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, combine cardamom pods and peppercorns; grind until aromas are released. In a large saucepan, bring water to boil. Add cardamom mixture, honey, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise and ginger; simmer 5 minutes or according to taste. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; cover and steep 5 minutes.

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Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat milk. Strain tea, discarding spices and tea bags. Stir in hot milk and vanilla. Pour into mugs. If desired, sprinkle with nutmeg.

Nutrition Facts: 1 cup: 102 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

This recipe is taken from https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/

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