Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Indian Chai Tea


3 teabags black tea

4 cups water

1 3 inch cinnamon stick

1 inch piece of ginger root cut into 4 slices

1/2 tsp (2 ml) cardamom seeds

1/2 tsp (2 ml) black peppercorns

1/2 tsp (2 ml) whole cloves

1 tsp (5 ml) whole coriander seeds

1 cup (225 ml) milk

honey or other sweetener to taste


Bring water to boil in a saucepan. Add spices, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Add teabags and steep 10 minutes. Add milk and heat to drinking temperature-do not boil. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth or cotton dish towel. Serve with honey or other sweetener to taste.

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