Recipe by AlaskaPam
This is a traditional drink of India and Pakistan. Make your own for a more authentic flavor. There are many variations of this drink. Posted for ZWT8 India
Top Review by Sharon123
Yummy! I had this warm and cold. I used tea bags and just threw in the spices and strained in a sieve. I actually steeped the spices twice to get a little more. Thanks! Made by a Herbaceous Curvaceous Honey for ZWT 2012.
- 4 pieces cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon cardamom seed
- 10 cloves, whole
- 5 cups water
- 1⁄4 cup black tea leaves (or 3 teabags)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 3 cups milk
Directions See How It's Made
- Tie up the cinnamon, cardamon seeds and cloves in a piece of cheesecloth and tie it with a string into a bag. Put the bag of spices into a pot with the 5 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the spices for 15 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and put the tea leaves (or tea bags) into the hot spiced water and steep for 2-3 minutes. Remove the cheesecloth bag and strain the liquid thru a sieve to remove the tea leaves.
- Add the milk, honey and vanilla to the strained chai. Serve hot, or cold over ice.