Spiced Chai Tea Recipe

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Green Mug With Chai Tea and Cinnamon

Green Mug With Chai Tea and Cinnamon

Serves 4


2 cups milk
2 cups water
1 tablespoon black tea
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
6 whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3 peppercorns
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise
4 ounces bourbon (optional)


Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat. Cover. Let steep for 5 minutes. Strain tea through a fine sieve.

Green Mugs With Cinnamon and Red Teakettle

Green Mugs With Cinnamon and Red Teakettle



Serve in a heavy teapot to keep warm throughout your party. Serve with a sprinkling of cinnamon and an ounce of bourbon per mug, if desired.

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