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Chai

Yield 2 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
Use this basic chai recipe as a starting point, then alter it to suit your preferences. You might add black peppercorns, vanilla bean seeds, star anise, bay leaves, or allspice, for instance.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 7 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 4 white peppercorns
  • 1 (1/2-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon black tea leaves (such as Darjeeling or Assam)
  • 1/4 cup honey

Nutrition Information

  • calories 202
  • caloriesfromfat 18 %
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 4.1 g
  • carbohydrate 40.4 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 12 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 58 mg
  • calcium 129 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Add milk and tea; simmer for 4 minutes (do not boil). Strain through a fine sieve into a small bowl; discard solids. Add honey to tea mixture, stirring until well blended.