|I took an afternoon break|
from work when
this recipe came to mind ~
Needless to say, I now often enjoy
sipping this refreshing beverage...
Prep: 3 Mins. |
Cook: 4 Mins.
Posted by Sandra
2 cups filtered water
2 generous tablespoons of loose black tea leaves
½” piece of fresh ginger, peeled
--(I keep mine in ½” pieces already peeled in the freezer)
1 whole cinnamon stick
2 whole cloves
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
1 vanilla bean split, and inner pods removed, or ½ tsp. vanilla extract
Dash freshly grated nutmeg
4 tablespoons honey (or click for: Sandra's Homemade Fireweed Honey)
2 cups milk
In a medium saucepan, add all ingredients except milk and place over high heat just until boiling, and then reduce heat to a simmer for 3 minutes, while occasionally stirring. Add milk and heat just prior to boiling point, and remove from heat. Strain Chai Tea through a fine mesh strainer into a 4-cup glass measuring container (as it is heatproof).
Serve hot with a cinnamon stick and a pinch of cardamom, or chilled in a tall glass filled with ice and a fresh sprig of mint.
Tip: Refrigerate any unused Chai Tea, and then reheat via your typical method and/or froth with your cappuccino maker.