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Spiced Chai

Spiced Chai
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 3 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 8
Enjoy this slow cooked spiced tea – perfect if you love Indian cuisine.
Updated October 7, 2011

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

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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Potassium
180mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
25g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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