grated fresh gingerroot
in cinnamon sticks
( or 2 tbsp loose tea)
vanilla pod, seeds only
- Crush the black pepper, ginger root, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, and cloves together.
- Pour 8 cups of water into a saucepan and add the crushed spices and tea bags (or loose tea), along with the seeds from the vanilla pod.
- Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to a low simmer and cook for up 10 minutes.
- Strain the chai to remove the spices and prevent the tea becoming too strong. Serve in cups and sweeten with honey if desired.