Make Ahead

Chai Tea

October 15, 2009
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  • Serves 1
Author Notes

This is an Indian spiced tea I became completely hooked on during my stay in Australia. If you use soy milk, the tea tends to become a little bit slimy, don’t cancel it for that, a friend of mine likes it just for that. Rice milk makes the drink sweeter by itself but kind of watery. The best option would be using whole milk or a mixture of water and milk. My favorite is the milk they cream until cloudy and foamy, but since I don’t have a professional coffee machine with a steamer at home, I have to settle for the regular milk version. —Janneke Verheij

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup milk (regular or soy I like best)
  • 1 teaspoon black tea
  • 1/2 cinnamonstick
  • 1 clove
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • a slice of fresh ginger
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of honey
  1. Slowly warm the milk with the tea and spices, and leave to simmer until the tea has the desired concentration. Sift the mixture into a big mug and sweeten with honey.

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