Chai Tea Recipe

Do you love the aromatic and spicy smell and taste of chai tea – but hate the huge amount of added sugar that’s usually included in most pre-made chai’s today? Try this recipe for a caffeine free, warming chai tea. Because this has no caffeine, it is the perfect night-time beverage to drink while being comfy on your couch. One batch will last you several servings, and it will make your house smell amazing while making it. I have also made extra large batches and given quart mason jars of it as gifts.

Gather:
10 cloves
12 peppercorns
3 sticks cinnamon
15 cardamom pods, smashed
8 thin slices of ginger
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp vanilla powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 star anise pod (optional)

Make:
Fill a large soup pot with the spices and as much water as you want… I usually make a large batch using a few quarts of water. Bring the water to boil, cover, and simmer for 30-40 minutes. Strain and serve as is or with some almond milk and/or raw honey. Leftover tea will keep in the fridge for a week.

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