So, I set out to make my own....!
Like a good curry or cookie or casserole, everyone has their perfect recipe, leaving a lot of recipes to wade through. I went with a recipe called "My Favorite Chai Recipe." Sounds promising.
It's super easy and pretty tasty.
Boil for 5 minutes, then steep for 10 minutes:
- 1 TB fennel or anise seed
- 6 Green Cardamom Pods
- 12 Cloves
- 1 Cinnamon stick
- 1/4 inch ginger root, sliced thinly
- 1/4 tsp black pepper corns
- 2 Bay leaves
- 7 cups of water
Add, bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes:
- 2 TB Darjeeling Tea
- 6 TB Honey or Brown Sugar
- 1 Cup Milk
Strain and serve!
I had one tasty mug and have the rest in the fridge for iced chai later!