Chai Tea
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Chai Tea

We love chai tea in my house. A few weeks ago, we saw an episode of Aarti Party where she showed how she makes her own blend of chai spices, and we finally tried this out. It turned out really tasty! The only note I’d make is that you may want to warm your milk if you like your chai light like I do, otherwise the milk will cool it off too much.

Chai Tea

Aarti Party – Aarti Sequeira

Prep Time: 30 min
Inactive Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min

8 to 10 servings

2 cups water
1 (1-inch) piece cinnamon stick
4 green cardamom pods, smashed
4 whole cloves
1/2 star anise
2 quarter-sized coins fresh ginger
2 scant teaspoon black tea leaves (recommended: Taj Mahal) or black tea of choice
2 teaspoons honey, or more to taste
Whole milk or half-and-half

In a medium pan, bring the water, all of the spices and the ginger to a boil over medium heat. Turn off the heat and allow it to steep for 15 minutes.

Bring the mixture back to a boil, then add the tea. Turn the heat off, and allow it to steep for 3 to 5 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea. Stir in the honey and add milk to your liking. Strain it into a bowl or pitcher and serve!

Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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