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Homemade Chai Tea

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 5
  • 10 min
  • 10 min
  • $
Gatheredtable
adapted from Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 3 whole black cardamom pods, crushed
  • 2 bags black tea
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 8 whole cloves
  • maple syrup, to taste

Directions

Prep: 1. Grate ginger. 2. Crush 3 cardamom pods. 3. Make black tea in a pot on the stove (~3 cups water with 2 tea bags). Make: 1. Stir everything into pot of tea (except maple syrup). 2. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3. Strain into a container. 4. Add maple syrup to taste. Serve. Store: Should last for a week in a glass container in fridge.

Notes

Want a chai tea latte? Serve 50/50 combination of warm milk and chai tea.

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