PCC Natural Market cooks instructor Jayesh Rao shared this great, easy recipe for chai tea. What a perfect way to warm up in this frosty day!
10 cardamon pods
5 whole cloves
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 cups whole milk
5 cups water
8 tea bags (or 8 teaspoons loose black tea)
4 tablespoons sugar (optional)
Remove the seeds from the cardamon pods and combine with peppercorns and cloves in a motor and pestle (or spice grinder). Grind into a fine powder and combine with nutmeg and cinnamon. In a large pot, heat milk, water, tea, sugar and ground spices. Stir well to make sure the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil (watch for signs of milk burning), and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Make sure to continue stirring throughout the cooking process. Pour chai through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Serve in individual cups.