Spiced Chai Tea Recipe

Benefits of Spiced Chai Tea
Spiced chai tea isn’t just a deliciously aromatic beverage; it also packs a punch when it comes to potential health benefits. With a blend of spices like cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cardamom, this comforting brew offers a range of advantages for both body and mind. From antioxidant properties that combat free radicals to aiding digestion and reducing inflammation, chai tea is a flavorful way to promote overall wellness. Plus, its caffeine content provides a natural energy boost, while its soothing warmth offers a sense of comfort and relaxation. Whether you’re sipping it to start your day on the right foot or winding down in the evening, spiced chai tea is a delightful addition to any wellness routine.

25 MINS | EASY | SERVES 4

EQUIPMENT

  • Pot to boil water and herbs
  • Strainer

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Cups (32 oz) of water
  • 1 – 3 in (7.6 cm) Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 in (2.5 cm) piece of fresh Ginger, cut into 4 slices
  • 1/2 tsp (2.84 grams) Cardamom pods, gently crushed
  • 10 Black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp (2.84 grams) Cloves
  • 1 tsp (5.69 grams) Coriander
  • 4 tea bags of Black Tea
  • 1 Cup (8 oz) Milk
  • Honey or other sweetener to taste
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring water and spices to boil in a saucepan. 
  • Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. 
  • Add tea bags and milk, then simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Do not boil once milk is added
  • Remove tea bags and strain the tea into a warmed serving container.
  • Sweeten to taste.

NOTES

The tea gets stronger the longer it sits, so if a stronger spice is desired, let sit for a while and reheat.

Allspice and Star Anise can be added to give different flavors. Try them out!