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“If you want to make your own chai from scratch, just use your own spice mixture instead of a commercially available tea masala. Please feel free to add more or fewer spices to this recipe, depending on your taste.”
READY IN:
7mins
SERVES:
2
YIELD:
2 cups
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Combine the water, tea, cardamom, cinnamon stick, cloves and 1 teaspoon of the sugar, and the peppercorns, if desired, in a large saucepan and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Add the milk and the rest of the sugar. Add the ginger 1 to 2 minutes after that, or when the mixture is back to a simmer. Wait for 15 to 30 seconds and then strain the tea into 2 cups.
  2. VARIATION: To make Chai II without milk and sugar, combine the water, tea, cardamom, cinnamon stick, cloves and peppercorns, if desired, in a large saucepan and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Add the ginger, wait 15 to 30 seconds and then strain the tea into 2 cups.

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