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Chai Tea Concentrate


"Convenient (and relatively inexpensive) way to have chai 'lattes' at home. The cardamom can be a bit expensive; try looking in the bulk section of a health food store. If you need to buy a jar of it, don't worry - it will make several batches!"
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1 h 15 m servings 58 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 quart)

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  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; add cloves and boil for 1 minute. Add cinnamon sticks, ginger, cardamom pods, peppercorns, and tea. Allow tea to steep for 6 minutes; strain into a container. Stir brown sugar and vanilla extract into tea and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To serve: Mix about 2 parts concentrate with 1 part milk (almond milk works really well). Drink hot or over ice. Concentrate will stay good in the refrigerator for about 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 58 calories; 0.2 g fat; 13.7 g carbohydrates; 0.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 13 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is a very nice mix of flavours. It's nice hot or cold or as instructed, reheated. I prefer things less sweet so next time I'll cut down on the sugar a bit, but this is definitely a keeper r...

Very good, convenient chai. I made this pretty much as the recipe stated, only I didn't have fresh ginger, only a frozen root that I microplane for cooking. It was too hard to cut into slices,...

This tasted great and comparable to the store bought concentrates and was fun to make. I had to go to a natural food store to buy ginger and whole cardamom pods, and cloves. I would make this ag...

Perfect combination of spices. Great flavor without the bite of other chai. I don't like too spicy chai. This was just right. It is good made exactly as written though it may be a little too muc...