Chai Concentrate

Ingredients

5 cups water
10 bags of black tea (I used a mixture of orange pekoe and English breakfast)
2 cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla bean, sliced in half
½ cup brown sugar
12 whole cloves
9 cardamon pods
½ Tsp freshly ground nutmeg
2 star anise pods
½ Tsp black peppercorns
8 corriander seeds
½ Tsp ground allspice
1 Tbsp orange zest
1 inch piece of ginger, sliced into discs
1 Tbsp. honey (optional)

Preparation

1
In a large pot, bring water to a rapid boil. Add tea bags, spices, orange zest and ginger. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
2
Remove from heat, stir in honey and let stand 10 minutes.
3
Line a sieve with cheesecloth and strain concentrate. Discard spices.
4
Store concentrate in a sealable container in the fridge for up to two weeks.
5
To make Chai tea combine 1/3 cup of concentrate with warm milk(or soy/nut milk).
6
Concentrate can also be mixed in with a number of recipes. Try mixing it with cookie batter for chai spiced cookies or mix with seltzer water for a chai soda!
7
Enjoy!

 



About

Chai concentrate. Great for lattes, baking, candy, or even a Christmas gift.

Other Names:

chai tea

Yield:

5 cups

Added:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 9:03am

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