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Chai tea recipe - Simple and easy - "Winter Chai"

Easy chai tea recipe for winter


This simple and easy to create winter chai recipe will warm you up this Australian cold season.
First you'll want to gather the ingredients below:

Tick off the ingredients you already have to help remind you what else you need!

A peeled piece of ginger around 2cm long
A stick of cinnamon
A bay leaf, dried
Cardamom seeds, around one teaspoons worth
Black peppercorns, also one teaspoon
Fennel seeds, this time 1/2 a teaspoon!
Cloves, 5 of them and make sure they're whole!
Around 3 cups water (750 ml)
Black tea leaves, a quarter of a cup of them
Half a cup of milk (125 ml)
Honey or brown sugar, take your pick

 

Step 1

Find a medium sized saucepain and place inside this lucky saucepan about to experience chai bliss the following ingredients below:

Ginger
Cinnamon
Bay leaf
Cardamom seeds
Peppercorns
Fennel seeds
 Cloves
750 ml of water

  1. You'll want to then boil all of this on medium to high heat - wait until it's boiling!

  2. Once it's boiling, take that heat down to low and let it just simmer for around five minutes - this will help the water absorb the flavours properly while you warm your cold winter hands besides the stove.
    Don't worry, we're not too far off now!

 

Step 2

Remember these other chai ingredients? Time to use them.Chai Tea Ingredients

Black tea leaves
125 ml of Milk

  1. After 5 minutes of that simmering in step 1, add those black tea leaves into the mixture that should be smelling pretty good by now.

  2. Strain the tea mixture into a large jug. This is honestly optional, as some people like to keep their chai bits floating around in there. Try to choose a jug or container that doesn't lose heat quickly.Set this mixture aside for 5 minutes just to let it absorb more.

  3. Return the tea to the pan, back where it belongs. We're nearly done!

  4. Stir in that 125 ml of milk. It changes everything.

  5. Use low heat on the pan and keep stirring. Really, keep stirring, you don't want the milk to burn.

Step 3

Honey/sugar symbolizes the completion of your masterpiece.

Pour the hot mixture into a teapot, mix in that honey or brown sugar, serve and enjoy!

 

chai tea in a cup with a spoon

 

Tried this recipe?

Let us know what you thought in the comments below and we'll love you almost as much as we love this Winter Chai drink.

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About Toby Gospodarczyk


Toby Gospodarczyk is the founder of Tea Life. With an innate knowledge of Herbal Tea, his main goal is to make available as many teas from around the world as possible and educate on their various unique characteristics and qualities. In his spare time he can be found at the gym, researching tea, or sleeping in past his alarm clock.

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