Ginger Chai Tea

Prep time: 5min
Total time: 35min
Makes: 5 cups (1.25 L)
1
cinnamon stick
1
piece fresh ginger (approx. 1-in./2.5-cm X 3-in./8-cm), thinly sliced
6
whole cloves
4
whole cardamom pods, crushed
3
black peppercorns
2
black tea bags
2 cups
milk
500 mL
1/3 cup
sugar
75 mL
Per serving (1 cup/250 mL):
calories
100
fat
2 g
saturated fat
1 g
carbs
18 g
sugar
18 g
protein
3 g
cholestrol
10 mg
sodium
40 mg

Directions

  1. In large saucepan, combine 3 cups (750 mL) water, cinnamon stick, ginger, cloves, cardamom pods and peppercorns. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 20 min.

  2. Turn off heat. Add tea bags to saucepan. Cover and steep 15 min., or until desired strength.

  3. Over large bowl, strain tea through fine mesh strainer (or strainer lined with basket-style coffee filter). Return tea to saucepan. Over medium heat, stir in milk and sugar until dissolved and tea is warmed through, about 4 min.