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Chai Tea

Chai Tea

A spicy blend good as a hot drink served black, with milk, or chilled over ice in summer

24 split cardamom pods 2 tblsp fennel seeds 1 tsp whole cloves 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp pink peppercorns 1 tsp black peppercorns 4 cinnamon sticks 1 cup black tea leaves 3 tblsp chopped crystallised ginger

  • heat oven to 180°C
  • spread cardamom pods, fennel seeds, cloves, coriander seeds, peppercorns and cinnamon sticks on a baking tray
  • bake for 5 minutes
  • allow to cool then lightly crush the spices using a pestle and mortar
  • toss with the tea leaves and ginger until evenly combined
  • package the chai mix into bags
  • attach a note with directions to infuse 1 tablespoon mix in half a cup of boiling water
  • optionally top with hot milk and sweeten to taste with honey

Makes about 1 ½ cups

tahi Page last modified on 2022 May 14 14:42

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