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    Total Time:

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    33 mins

    10 mins

    23 mins

    mielhollinger's Note:

    Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Outdoors Series, Snow Country Cooking, by Diane Rossen Worthington (Time-Life Books, 1999).

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    1. 1
      With a mortar and pestle, coarsely grind the cinnamon sticks, allspice, cloves and peppercorns.
    2. 2
      In a saucepan, combine the ground spices, water, cardamom pods and ginger.
    3. 3
      Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Set aside, covered, for 10 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add the tea bags or loose tea in a tea ball to a teapot.
    6. 6
      Return the spiced water to a boil and pour into the teapot.
    7. 7
      Let steep for 2-3 minutes , then strain the tea and serve with milk and honey on the side.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 23, 2006


      This was a great comfort food. Smells wonderful as it cooks. Reminds me of the holidays. We will be making this again!

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    • on September 23, 2004


      I scaled this down to one serving and treated myself to it today. It came out nice, but I think the flavor of the spices was a little weak. (Say, 4 1/2 stars.) The fault could be with my spices, however, which were not the freshest, so I'm rounding up the rating to 5 stars. I think it also might be better to try and make at least 2 servings next time, and maybe steep the spices longer. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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    • on July 11, 2011


      Like another reviewer I found this slightly weak. I used some ground allspice as I did not have the whole berries on had, also used powdered ginger but the ginger wasn't lacking, 1 Lipton Yellow Label tea bag which I find stronger than others, homemade almond milk, to taste, which I always use in our chai to be dairy free, creamed honey, plus the rest of the ingredients. Not a chai I will make again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chai

    Serving Size: 1 (286 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 69.2
    Calories from Fat 10
    Total Fat 1.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 4.2 mg
    Sodium 22.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 14.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 12.9 g
    Protein 1.0 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    allspice berries


    cardamom pods

    tea bags

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