I’ve wanted to try making this at home probably for at least a year, since I heard from a friend that (whoa) chai tea isn’t exclusively a special kind of tea leaf or blend that is limited to a commercial tea bag.
This first try is yummy, and is perfect for a chillier fall day. It also smells amazing and makes our whole apartment smell warm and spicy.
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 black tea bags
2 cups hot water
Boil peppercorns, cinnamon stick, cloves and 2 cups of water for 5+ minutes until the tea is a dark red brown. Remove from heat and steep black tea bags, or an infuser with black tea leaves. Steep for 5-6 minutes until tea is a dark brown. Stir in 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
I usually add milk, but with the brown sugar, this tea actually tastes nice on its own. I did experiment with adding milk in and that made the tea a bit milder but pleasant as well.
Serve with a bite of dark chocolate, in a cute cup, and with good company!
I tried this tea and it came out so good. Even after I added more hot water to the pot it was still strong enough to not add more tea bags. Thank you!
You’re welcome. Glad you enjoyed it. Yes, you get more for flavor your money, so to speak, rather than with most tea bags. And, you know exactly what’s in it.