Leah's Spicy Chai Tea

`If you came over to my place to hang out during the fall I would offer you a warm cup of homemade Chai Tea. We would sit by the fireplace, listen to the rain pouring outside, catch up and nibble on banana bread too.

I made this tea for us at work and Diane loved it. While the tea brews the entire space smells heavenly with the spices in the air. This stimulating tea is great to awaken your system. I want to share the recipe with you here so you can enjoy it with a friend.

The bonus is these ingredients boost your immune system; are high in antioxidants, great for digestion, supportive of your metabolism, and are anti-inflammatory as well as delicious. 

A wooden cutting board with whole spices for making chai tea

Leah's Spicy Chai Tea Recipe:

Makes 4 litres

1 large fresh Ginger Root (sliced thinly)

1 Tbsp Black Peppercorns

1 Tbsp Cloves Whole

1 Tbsp Cardamom Seeds

3 Cinnamon Sticks

1 Tbsp of Black Tea or 4 tea bags

4 litres or 1 Gallon of cold, fresh water

Ingredients for homemade chai tea simmering in a pot

Bring water to a boil and add each ingredient with exception of the black tea. 

Once boiling, reduce to simmer for 45 minutes.

Lastly, add the black tea bags to brew for 3 minutes or longer if you like strong tea.

Strain the entire mixture through a mesh strainer.

Chai Tea in a strainer

Sweeten to taste with honey and add your choice of milk as desired.

Once cooled you can store in the fridge and heat up as needed.

 Leah Tuttle with a cup of homemade Chai Tea

The spicy fragrance of exotic spices is uplifting, soothing and calming. I hope you enjoy the warming kick. 

 Love Leah

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