Tea, Chai Concentrate

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Ethnicity
None  
Base Type
Other  
Course
Beverage  
Preparation Time
1-10 Minutes  
Difficulty
Easy  
Serving Size
Refresh / Double it
Comments
Excellent, not super sweet.  
Source
 
Source Description
 
Last Modified
2012-08-24  
User
Joyce McGuire



Ingredients
                
2 ea
6 inch cinnamon sticks

18 ea
Allspice, whole

5 ea
cardomom pods

15 ea
cloves

15 ea
or 25 peppercorns, black

2 t
ginger, powdered

1 pn
1/8 tsp nutmeg

6 T
Rooibus tea

1 T
vanilla extract

1/4 c
sweetner of choice sugar


Directions
Optional; Replace loose leaf Rooibus for 6 tea bags or 6 Darjeeling tea bags.

Use more or less spices according to taste.

Put cinnamon and ginger in large pot.Gently crack remaining spices using mortal and pestle or spice grinder.  Add to pot along with 6 cups water.

Bring to a boil, then simmer 25 minutes. Strain to removed all sediment.  Add vanilla.  Mix in sweetener of choice.

Store concentrate in refrigerator in large mason jar. It will stain plastic.

To use, combine milk of choice in a 1:1 ratio. Add a few ice cubes if you want an iced drink.  Warm up if you want a warm drink.