Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Chai Tea Spice Blend

I made this to try since I love chai tea.  I ground everything up in the magic bullet and then put 1 regular tea bag and a teaspoon of this spice in an infuser.  Tasted great!
Chai Tea Spice Blend
¼” slice of fresh ginger root (about 1 tsp.)
6 black peppercorns
10 whole cloves
2 tsp. cinnamon (or 1 3″ stick broken up)
1 tsp. cardamom seeds
3/4 tsp. fennel seeds

Place all ingredients in a blender or spice grinder and grind until all is pretty fine. Store in a lidded jar in a dark cabinet or your refrigerator if you’re worried about the ginger. To make tea from this spice blend, boil your water in a proper teakettle and add your teabag(s) or loose tea in an infuser.

Add 1 tsp. Chai Spice Blend to the infuser along with your tea for every 2 cups of water/tea you want to serve. Steep for 5 minutes with the lid on and serve in cups with milk or cream and sweetener of your choice. 

Makes about 5 tsp. of spice blend

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