Ilaine Posted October 6, 2006 Share Posted October 6, 2006 Ran out of coffee and decided it was a good day for chai, but had no chai, either. Tried this combo: 6 or so green cardamom seeds, scant teaspoon black peppercorns, scant teaspoon whole cloves, three inch stick cinnamon crumbled, scant tablespoon fennel seeds, 1 star anise, tablespoon minced ginger, four cups water. Boiled for five minutes, simmered another ten minutes, threw in five teaspoons green tea (Republic of Tea Gu Zhang Mao Jian tea, it was that or Lipton's), simmered another five minutes. Strained, added a little honey and milk. Very tasty. Picked out some of the ingredients from an open package of mixed Chinese whole spices, including a thing that looked like a nutmeg with a stem but it got squishy so probably wasn't a nutmeg. No idea what it was. Next time will add real nutmeg (probably mace, actually) and vanilla bean, and Darjeeling. Anybody else like chai? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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