Chai tea is a blend of black tea, milk, and spices. This recipe was first published in Martha Stewart Living, September 2003.



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  • Place 3 cups water in a small saucepan; add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla bean and scrapings. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer until mixture is aromatic, about 15 minutes. Whisk in honey; drop tea bags in pan. Turn off heat, and let steep 3 minutes.

  • Strain tea through a fine strainer or a coffee filter into a warmed serving pot. Heat milk in same saucepan over medium-high heat, about 3 minutes. Do not let milk come to a boil because it will separate. Pour into serving pot with the tea, and stir well to combine. Serve immediately, with more honey on the side if desired.

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This recipe was easy to follow and the results were amazing. It`s pretty simple, I know, but this Chai tea is better than the chai lattes I used to buy from Starbucks. The flavour is full, balanced and rich. The honey adds the perfect sweetness.