Saturday, August 23, 2008

Chai Tea

This is so good, and it makes a large batch so it's perfect for company. It's also a lot cheaper that buying chai tea lattes. Plus for me I can use decaf which is really hard to find at coffee places.

Chai Tea

2 quarts water (8 cups )
8 bags black tea (you could really use any plain tea)
3/4 cup sugar
16 whole cloves
5 cinnamon sticks ( like it much better with 2)
8 slices fresh ginger (I used a couple dashes of ground ginger)

Combine ingredients in crockpot. Cover and cook on high 2 - 2 1/2 hours.

Strain mixture; discard spices. Can be served warm or refrigerated for up to 3 days. (I think it goes a little longer really)

To serve mix with milk. The recipe suggests 1 cup milk for all the tea, just before serving. We however drink it by the individual glass and do about 3/4 tea to 1/4 milk, but it's just a matter of taste. I also really like it cold in the summer.


Janet said...

So if we didn't have any leftovers when we made the tea yesterday does that mean we're problem drinkers? It was excellent and Chris of course thinks we should make it again today.

Amy said...

Just mixed this with vanilla soy milk instead of regular milk and it was really good!