Homemade Chai


4 cinnamon sticks
½ cup ginger, chopped
2 teaspoon peppercorns
20 cloves, whole
10 cardamom pods, whole
8 cups water
½ cup black tea
¾ cup sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 cups non dairy milk

Lightly smash the cardamom pods, then combine with the rest of the spices in a large pot. Add the water and black tea, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Drain off using a fine colander and put back into pot. Add sugar, vanilla, and milk and heat on medium heat until warm. Can be served hot or chilled and served cold.

Courtesy of Chelsea Lincoln

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