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