Spiced Chai

Enjoy this slow cooked spiced tea – perfect if you love Indian cuisine.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 3 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

2
teaspoons cardamom pods
6
tea bags black tea (about 2 tablespoons loose tea)
4
cups cold water
4
cups whole milk
2
teaspoons whole allspice
1
teaspoon whole cloves
1/2
teaspoon whole black peppercorns
2
cinnamon sticks, broken in half
1
piece (1 inch) peeled gingerroot
1
cup vanilla-flavored syrup or honey

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 With rolling pin or mortar and pestle, crack open cardamom pods to release seeds. In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, place pods and seeds in.
  • 2 Cut paper label from strings on tea bags; tie strings of bags to keep attached and place in cooker. Add remaining ingredients except syrup.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 hours.
  • 4 Remove tea bags. Stir syrup into chai. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until thoroughly heated. Carefully ladle chai into cups, to avoid whole spices.
  • 1 With rolling pin or mortar and pestle, crack open cardamom pods to release seeds. In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, place pods and seeds in.
  • 2 Cut paper label from strings on tea bags; tie strings of bags to keep attached and place in cooker. Add remaining ingredients except syrup.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 hours.
  • 4 Remove tea bags. Stir syrup into chai. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until thoroughly heated. Carefully ladle chai into cups, to avoid whole spices.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Leftover tea? Ladle leftovers into heatproof pitcher. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Reheat in the microwave.

To prevent spices from getting into cups, they can be placed in cheesecloth bag. Remove tea bags and spices before stirring in syrup.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
25g
25%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.