GINGERED VANILLA CHAI MIX
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cardamom
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
Combine all ingredients in a small dish with cover. Store overnight in refrigerator before using.
To make a cup of chai: brew a cup of strong, black tea such as Assam or Darjeeling.
Stir in 1 to 2 tsp of mix per 8 oz of tea.
Add milk if desired.
Store chai mix in refrigerator.
Unsweetened condensed milk can be used and sugar can be added to control sweetness.
Typically, I make tea using 1 1/2 cups of water and 2 teabags (not quite double strength) with 1 or 2 heaping spoonfuls of chai mix.