You can make your own Chai Concentrate. [recipe]

Tomorrow: chai. Can you dig it @cofactory?

Tis the season for some Chai! (You might have seen it here before) and today I give to you the recipe!

Homemade Chai Concentrate
Recipe Type: Drink
Author: Jodi Schaap
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 12
Easy home brew Chai concentrate to enjoy on those cool fall mornings. Just mix with milk (I suggest Almond milk) at a 1:1 ratio.
Ingredients
  • 7-8 Black tea bags
  • 3 Cinnamon sticks
  • Peel of one orange (or zest)
  • 3 Anise stars = 1 TBS if stars aren’t in tact
  • 1 TBS whole cloves
  • 1 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1 Vanilla bean = 1/2 TBS extract
  • 8 Cardamom pods
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 1/2 TBS peppercorns (or some fresh ginger)
  • 6 Cups water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a large pot over high heat on stove. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer for 20-30 min. Let cool completely before straining and transferring to a jar with lid for storage. Will keep for one week in fridge.
  2. NOTES: It’s ok to throw the ingredients together without carefully measuring. Play with the flavors, you might like your chai a bit “spicier” so you could add both the peppercorns and ginger to a batch to see. When you strain the concentrate you can use cheesecloth or just a fine mesh strainer.
  3. Heat chai with milk at a 1:1 ratio to enjoy your tea.

 

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