Chai

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.

Yield: 2 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 202
  • Calories from fat: 18%
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 4.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 40.4g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 58mg
  • Calcium: 129mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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