Vanilla & Honey Chai Tea

Recipe by MoonCookie
READY IN: 13mins




  • When you are making brewed tea, it is important to use a pot that has NOT had regular use for greasy foods, tomato sauces, or soups. I reserve a medium pot exclusively for boiling water for tea. Of course, I am fussy about my tea. Good tasting tea needs good tasting water in a clean pan. Use a good bottled water from a natural spring if it's a available. It does make a difference, and so does the tea your using. A quality organic tea, i.e. ,St Balfours or Infusions, makes a cup of tea over which you will want to linger. The bouquet and body of organic teas are superior to other commerical teas.
  • While your tea is brewing, warm a teapot and/or the cups that you will be using. Fill them with hot water, and let them sit under a cotton kitchen towel until you are ready to serve the tea.
  • At high heat, boil the 4 cups of water containing the cardamom pods, ginger, cloves, vanilla and the pinch of salt (optional) for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tea bags and simmer 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the milk, and increase the heat until the mixture boils. Watch the mixture closely at this stage, so the milk won't scald. Occasionally, stir the tea.
  • Remove from the heat, and strain the tea into the warmed teapot or cups.
  • Add clover honey to taste.