Nurse Rain's Note:
This is a spicy, creamy tea that I make every Christmas. Its more my tradition than the authentic tea. Its tasty and sure to warm you from the inside out. Great for those with a cold or flu... clears your sinuses and settles your tummy.
My Private Note
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- 2 1/2 cups cold water
- 10 whole cloves or 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 3 cinnamon sticks or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 peppermint tea bag
- 1 orange pekoe tea bag
- 1 -2 teaspoon ground ginger or 1/2 inch chunk fresh ginger, depending on how spicy you want it
- 2 peppercorns or 1 pinch black pepper
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 -2 1/2 cups milk
- 1In large saucepan combine first nine ingredients.
- 2Bring to a boil over high heat.
- 3Reduce heat to low and simmer ten minutes.
- 4Remove from heat and strain with fine sieve or through coffee filters.
- 5Return to pot and add honey until melted.
- 6Add milk and heat through, but do not boil.
- 7Serve in clear mugs with a pinch of cinnamon on top.
- 8Merry Christmas!
- 9You can also store the tea without the honey and milk in the fridge, then just reheat and add milk and honey to taste.
- 10This is a nice tea to serve with gingerbread or shortbread cookies at gatherings.
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Nutritional Facts for Traditional Chai Tea
Serving Size: 1 (1193 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 117.0
- Calories from Fat 33
- Total Fat 3.6 g
- Saturated Fat 2.2 g
- Cholesterol 13.6 mg
- Sodium 51.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 19.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
- Sugars 13.9 g
- Protein 3.3 g
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peppermint tea bags
orange pekoe tea bags