Spiced Chai Tea Recipe

Warm your guests as the nights get cooler with a kettle of homemade chai tea. Spicy, sweet and creamy, this yummy drink can be enjoyed with or without an extra kick of bourbon.

Green Mug With Chai Tea

Green Mug With Chai Tea and Cinnamon

Warm your guests as the nights get cooler with a kettle of homemade chai tea. Spicy, sweet and creamy, this yummy drink can be enjoyed with or without an extra kick of bourbon.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 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)

 Directions

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

Green Mugs With Cinnamon and Red Teakettle

Serve the chai tea 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.

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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