Spiced Chai Concentrate {and a giveaway!}

Spiced Chai Concentrate {and a giveaway!}

If you’ve read my blog or any length of time, you are probably well aware that we love chai tea in our house.  (If you haven’t tried the chai cupcakes, you really need to!) We drink tea fairly frequently and vanilla chai is almost always the tea of choice. Mike loves chai tea just as much as I do, and when I ran across this recipe for a spiced chai concentrate, I knew I would be making it as soon as possible. I’m so glad I did because I love this stuff! The concentrate is made by steeping tea with a variety of of spices and adding sugar and honey for sweetness.  To drink it, just mix the concentrate in equal ratios with milk, and either heat in the microwave or serve cold, over ice.  It tastes amazing and it’s not nearly as hard to make as it sounds. It takes about 5 minutes of hands on time, and then you’ve got chai concentrate in your fridge for future use. It’s quicker, easier and cheaper than running to your local coffee shop, and honestly, I think it tastes better than the coffee shop chai.  Best of all, by adjusting the spices and sweetness, you can customize the taste according to your preference.  Mike and I both loved this version of chai tea – it’s something special and different that really brightens up our morning tea routine.

Ingredients

  • 4-½ cups Water
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 1 piece Fresh Ginger Chopped
  • 7 whole Cardamom Pods
  • 1 whole Star Anise Pods
  • 10 whole Cloves
  • ¼ teaspoons Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Freshly-ground Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Zest
  • 10 teaspoons Green Or Black Tea Or 10 Tea Bags
  • 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
Read the whole recipe on What Megan's Making