Thursday, February 4, 2010

Spiced Chai Tea

Description:   "A spice blend tea."
Preparation Time:  5 minutes
Cooking Time:  10 minutes
Standing Time:  3 - 5 minutes

Recipe By     :RaAnn Clegg
Serving Size  : 4     Preparation Time :0:05
Categories    : Teas

 Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  4               bags  Black Tea -- abt. 4 Tbls
     1/2      teaspoon  Ginger -- ground
     1/2      teaspoon  Cinnamon -- ground
     1/4      teaspoon  Nutmeg -- ground
     1/4      teaspoon  Clove -- ground
     1/4    tablespoon  Cardamom -- ground
  4               cups  water

  1         tablespoon  Milk
  1           teaspoon  Honey

Heat water until ALMOST boiling, remove from heat.

Add tea mix into pan or kettle. Let seep for 5 minutes.

Pour into cups, straining tea.

Add milk and honey as desired.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown item: Black Tea): 12 Calories; trace Fat (17.8% calories from fat); trace Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 10mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Non-Fat Milk; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

      *  Tea and Spices may be mixed together and stored in an airtight container away from light and heat until ready to use.
      *  Mixed tea and spices make a good Gift-in-a-Jar type gift for special occasions.  Just add instructions to mix the tea into hot water and serve as desired.
      *  Add 1/2 tsp Orange Zest to spices for a hint of Citrus.
      *  You can mix the ready made tea, cooled, with ice for an ice smoothie.
      *  Substituted 1/2 the water during the cooking stage for milk and then add ice for a creamy smoothie.

1 comment:

penandra said...

I use mostly whole spices for mine (Penzeys is a GREAT place to buy small amounts to experiment), and add a couple of pepper corns. I especially like Assam or Ceylon loose leaf tea for my Chai. There is nothing like homemade Chai! Thank you for reminding me. I also have a recipe for (but haven't tried it yet) Chai Ice Cream --- I know what I'll be trying this weekend!!!

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