- Cooking Time: 90
- Servings: 10-12
- Preparation Time: 20
- 1 cup chopped ginger
- 2 nutmeg seeds, crushed
- 10 peppercorns
- 10 star anise
- Small handful of cloves
- 10 cardamom pods (crushed and seeded)
- 8-10 sticks of cinnamon
- Pinch of cayenne
- 2-3 liters of water
- Soy milk (optional)
- Brown sugar (optional)
- Boil all ingredients except soy milk and sugar in water, and then simmer for about 1.5 hours. Once finished cooking, you can use it immediately or store it in glass containers for later. I don't recommend refrigerating it, though. Best to keep it at room temperature.
- When you are ready to use the basic chai mixture, you simply put equal portions of the chai mixture and soy milk in a sauce pan and heat until almost boiling. Then add sugar as desired, and stir. It's ready to drink!
NotesAbsolutely the most delicious chai recipe out there that doesn't include black tea. It warms you up on a blistery winter day, and is full of nutritious, healing spices as well! Two thumbs up, in my opinion.
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