Easy Chai Tea

Easy Chai Tea
Ellie Miller
This café favorite is easier to make than you think; simply bring crushed spices, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and milk to a boil, add tea bags, and let steep for 10 minutes.

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Makes 4 cups
preparation
5
minutes
cooking
20
minutes

Ingredients

8
cardamom seeds
8
cloves
4
black peppercorns
2
cinnamon sticks
1
1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
2
cups
whole milk
4
bags black tea (such as Darjeeling)
8
teaspoons
sugar or more, to taste

Directions

  1. Place the cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a heavy skillet.
  2. Place the crushed spices in a medium saucepan, along with the cinnamon sticks, ginger, milk, and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add the tea bags, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain into cups. To each cup, add 2 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste.
Sara Quessenberry
March 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 108
  • Fat 4 g
  • Sat Fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Sodium 54 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Carbohydrate 14 g
  • Sugar 14 g
  • Fiber 0 g
  • Iron 0 mg
  • Calcium 143 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.