Ginger Chai Tea

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Makes: 5 cups (1.25 L)

Ingredients

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 piece fresh ginger (large thumb-sized piece), 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

Directions

  • Step 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.

  • Step 2

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

  • Step 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.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1 cup/250 mL):
  • Calories 100
  • Fat 2 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbs 18 g
  • Sugar 18 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Fibre 0
  • Sodium 40 mg