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    Basic Chai Tea

    Basic Chai Tea. Photo by Mikekey

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    15 mins

    10 mins

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    Add sugar/desired sweetener to taste.

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    1. 1
      With the side of a cleaver or chef’s knife, gently crush the whole spices, then add them to a small saucepan, along with ginger, cloves, tea leaves, and sugar.
    2. 2
      Add in 1 cup water and bring to a boil over medium heat.
    3. 3
      Cover pan and remove from heat; steep for 3 minutes.
    4. 4
      Return pan to low heat and add in milk.
    5. 5
      Bring to just a simmer, then pour through a fine-mesh sieve into 2 warmed teacups or small mugs.
    6. 6
      Serve immediately.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 24, 2010


      This is really good! I now have to debate which is better, Indian Masala Chai or this one! And I have tried so many. I actually used an orange pekoe tea bag and heavy cream in a way lesser amount. I used white sugar. I will be making this again!!!

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    • on January 15, 2009


      WOW! I will never buy pre-packaged Chai tea again! This is super. I don't think I have had fennel seed in my Chai before, and it really adds something. Also, the peppercorns add a little bite that felt good on the throat! Thanks for this keeper.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Chai Tea

    Serving Size: 1 (130 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 90.6
    Calories from Fat 36
    Total Fat 4.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    Cholesterol 12.2 mg
    Sodium 48.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 10.6 g
    Protein 3.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    allspice berries

    green cardamom pods

    tea leaves

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