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Hot and Spicy Himalayan Tea (Chai Tea)


"Milk, black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves are simmered together in this recipe for hot and spicy chai tea."
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40 m servings 88 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Combine water, brown sugar, ginger root, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves, bay leaves, fennel seeds, and peppercorns together in a pot; cover and boil for 20 minutes. Remove pot from heat, add tea leaves, and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Stir milk into tea mixture and bring to a boil; strain tea into tea cups.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute anise seeds for fennel seeds, if desired. Substitute honey for the brown sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 88 calories; 1.1 g fat; 18.2 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 3 mg cholesterol; 36 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I could drink this tea all day. This is a wonderful combination. Each ingredient is proportioned perfectly and the timing for each phase is right on. I followed the recipe to the gram, even thou...

I like it much much better than the commercially packaged chais like Tazo and Oregon. I made it the first time exactly as the recipe says. Then I made it again and added a couple of vanilla bean...

Love it! I was nervous about using fennel as I'm not a huge fan, but the spices are perfect in this. I didn't have loose Darjeeling so I used four Tetley tea bags and it was good and strong. I m...

This chia tea is delicious! I didn't have Darjeeling tea leaves, but it was still so flavorful. Not too spicy or thick. Will definitely be making this again!

The only substitute I made was using Truvia rather than brown sugar. I can’t speak to the authenticity for the taste but I really liked it. Very balanced flavor - nothing was overwhelming. This ...

Easy!!! I didn't have fennel, so I used star anise, it was amazingly simple. I will make it again.

No changes ... it is perfect and it is delicious as is.

This was good, I added some salt. I also used black tea and I used stevia instead of sugar.

it is perfect but a small addition of nutmeg will make it exorbitant