Masala Chai recipe (Drink)

Ingredients

Yield: 3 quarts

4 teaspoons whole coriander
1   star anise
2   cinnamon sticks, broken
1 teaspoon each: whole black peppercorns, allspice, cardamom pods, cloves, dried orange peel, and ground ginger
½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
3   quarts water
2 tablespoons Indian black tea leaves
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
some   Honey, milk, or cream to taste

Posted by Art99 on Feb 8, 2008
   

Instructions

In a small bowl combine coriander anise, cinnamon, peppercorns, all spice, cardamom, cloves, and orange peel.

In a spice mill or coffee grinder, coarsely grind the spices. Mix in the ginger and nutmeg.

Pour the water into a one gallon pot and add the spice mixture. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add tea and vanilla and steep 3 to 5 minutes.

Strain the liquid into a large pitcher. You may want to add honey, milk, or cream, or wait and offer these to your guests on the side.

Tea can be served hot or chilled.

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