Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chai Tea Concentrate

I ran across this blog recently. 
I bought the book. 

Click on book 

I am smitten.
The blog is called The Elliott Homestead. 
The book is chock full of wonderfulness. 
Great recipes. 
This one included. 
Here's the link to where she shared the recipe

Chai Tea Concentrate
You will need:
- 6 cinnamon sticks
- 15-20 allspice berries
- 5 cardamom pods
- 15 cloves
- 25 black peppercorns
- 2 teaspoon of dried ginger (less if you like it less spicy)
- A wee bit of freshly grated nutmeg (1/8 tsp.?)
- 6 tablespoons of rooibos tea, or 6 rooibos tea bags, or 6 darjeeling tea bags
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Sweetener of choice (quantity depending on how sweet you like your chai!) I use 1/4 cup honey

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Crack spices in with your mortar and pestle. Toss them with cinnamon sticks and ginger into 6 cups water.  Brew for 25 minutes
Add tea, brew for another 30 minutes.
Once finished, strain and add vanilla and sweetener. 
Add milk and serve for hot chai.
Chill and add milk for cold. 

Also, make a double batch. Honestly. It's that good!
AND, your house will smell insanely yummy too. 

I can't recommend the book more. I have made SEVERAL recipes already and loved each one.
This is the way I like to cook.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! You need to mix up some of Anju's Turmeric Chai. Now that would really give you a punch if you are getting sick!