Better Chai from a Chai Tea Bag

Recipe by Kitty Z
READY IN: 12mins
SERVES: 1
YIELD: 1 cup
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    chai tea bag (I use Trader Joe's)
  • 1
    cup water
  • 12
    cup nonfat milk (whichever milk you prefer, I just like skim)
  • 12
    teaspoon honey (optional) or 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place water and tea bag in a small saucepan over high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for about ten minutes, until the water is reduced by half. If less than 1/2 cup of water remains after ten minutes, just top up with more water.
  • Remove tea bag and stir in milk and honey or sugar. Allow the chai to just return to a boil, then pour into a mug and serve.
  • Note that if you let chai sit for too long, it will form a "skin." This is normal, but if you'd rather not have it, periodically stir your chai while you enjoy it.
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