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    Tea House Chai Concentrate

    Tea House Chai Concentrate. Photo by Sharon123

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    10 mins

    10 mins

    Sharon123's Note:

    Allen Mayer says at his tea house in Ottawa, Canada, they now serve their own chais. Here's how they do it. For a mocha chai, use chocolate milk instead of white. For herbal chai, replace the Darjeeling with 1 tsp. each of chamomile, fennel seed and peppermint. This can be halved or doubled!

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    Ingredients:

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    Mocha chai

    Herbal Chai

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Crush together the black pepper, ginger root, cardamom, cinnamon stick, and cloves in a coffee grinder or food processor(just pulse, do not grind to a powder).
    2. 2
      Add to 8 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add 8 teaspoons of tea. Allen uses Darjeeling OP. Steep for 8-10 minutes. Stain out the spices and tea. Add 1 teaspoons of vanilla and 3 teaspoons of honey, or sweeten to taste. Enjoy!
    4. 4
      This can be refrigerated for weeks.
    5. 5
      Heat up as needed and add an equal amount of hot(Allen steams his) milk. Top with ground cinnamon.
    6. 6
      Note:.
    7. 7
      For a mocha chai, use chocolate milk instead of white.
    8. 8
      For herbal chai, replace the Darjeeling with 1 teaspoons each of chamomile, fennel seed and peppermint.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 03, 2010

      55

      This is the BEST homemade chai I've had yet! I used cinnamon bark so didn't grind it but grinded the other ingredients together. I used red rooibos tea so boiled it instead of just steeped as you get more out of it that way. I used agave nectar, honey and splenda to make it nice and sweet and then enjoyed it cold mixed with milk, cream and ice. Made in honor of Sharon's Husband via kittencalskitchen.com

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    • on April 01, 2010

      55

      This is really good although I added much more honey per preference. I made this with Tetley orange pekoe tea bags, vanilla paste, creamed honey & plain rice milk to be dairy free. I will make this again.

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    • on March 12, 2010

      55

      This is fabulous! when i strained the stuff, I put it back in the pot w/more water & resteeped it. Turns out I prefer 1/2 & 1/2 for richer chai. I really enjoyed this. Thank you, Sharon! Made for Aussie Swap 3/10.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tea House Chai Concentrate

    Serving Size: 1 (248 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 15.0
     
    Calories from Fat 1
    13%
    Total Fat 0.2 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 9.7 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 3.3 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    2%
    Sugars 2.2 g
    8%
    Protein 0.1 g
    0%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    cardamom pods

    dried chamomile

    dried peppermint

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