Chai tea is a combination of spices with tea and milk that makes a delicious, healthy beverage. According to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, chai tea comes from Ayurvedic medicine and can be created with different recipes. All the recipes use health-promoting spices.
- 4 whole black peppercorns
- 4 whole cloves
- 1 pinch fennel seeds
- 1 pinch coriander seeds
- 10 cardamum pods, bruised
- 1 stick cinnamon stick, lightly crushed
- 1 knob ginger
- 3 mugs water
- 3 black tea bags
- 1 mug plant=based milk I use Silk Protein milk.
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar or maple syrup
- Bring black pepper, cloves, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cardamom pods, ginger, cinnamon, and 3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Lower heat and simmer rapidly, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by a third and very fragrant, about 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat, stir in tea, and let steep 2 minutes. Return pan to medium-high heat and stir in milk and coconut sugar/maple syrup. Cook, stirring occasionally and keeping a close watch, until mixture begins to foam up and boil, about 5 minutes. Immediately remove from heat. Strain chai through a fine-mesh sieve and serve.