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Caffeine-Free Chai

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Serves 10-12 | Prep Time 20 | Cook Time 90

Why I Love This Recipe

Absolutely 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.

Ingredients You'll Need

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!

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