Chai

Photo by Robert P.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, cut into thin rounds

  • 2

    cinnamon sticks

  • 2

    teaspoons black peppercorns

  • 10

    whole cloves

  • 6

    cardamom pods

  • 6

    cups cold water

  • 6

    bags of black tea (preferably Darjeeling)

  • 2

    cups whole milk

  • 1/2

    cup (packed) golden brown sugar

Directions

Combine first 5 ingredients in medium saucepan. Using mallet or back of large spoon, lightly crush or bruise spices. Add 6 cups water; bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover pan, and simmer gently 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add tea bags and steep 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add milk and sugar. Bring tea just to simmer over high heat, whisking until sugar dissolves. Strain chai into teapot and serve hot.

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