Spiced Chai

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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