The best chai of all time

I’ve had quite a few requests from you for my chai recipe, seeing I rave about it all the time. Here goes!

Medicinal Chai tea recipe

I love adding vanilla to my chai mix, it gives it a sweet aroma plus it’s my favourite spice/ smell of all time. Chai is great for soothing digestion, improving blood circulation, treating colds and flu, and improving energy levels. It really is like making your own custom blend medicinal beverage except it taste great. This particular recipe fixed my cold, so quickly! By the end of the day I was feeling good again…

1 star anise
8 cardamon pods (but I always put in more)
1/2 vanilla bean
1 cinnamon quill (or 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon)
8 peppercorns
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
3 bay leaves
1 of 2 slices of ginger (I add a lot more but I’m a total ginger fan! And I can deal with it suuuuper spicy)
8 cloves
1 tablespoon orange peel
pinch of grounded nutmeg
2 teaspoons rooibos tea
1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric
2 and a half teaspoons black tea (omit if you want it caffeine free)
2 cups of water
2 cups of fresh milk

Add all the ingredients (except tea leaves) to 6 to 8 cups of water and boil in a saucepan. Turn on low heat to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes then turn off the heat and add tea leaves. Let sit for a few minutes then pour through a strainer. Sweeten with honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar or stevia and dust with cinnamon powder. Other milks you can use are almond, soy, oat, rice.





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9 responses to “The best chai of all time

  1. Mmmmm perfection. I just polished off my morning cup of chai just now! Wow. Quelle coincidence. I wonder if chai helped get me through my exchange in Lyon sans cold or flu even though it was Winter MOST of the time – I drank at least one cup everyday religiously throughout the whole thing.

  2. I bookmark practically ALL of your recipes!!! This will work with non-dairy milk, oui?

  3. I adore Chai Tea, I always order iced chai tea from Starbucks- heaven!

  4. When we come to make cake with Iveline we better do some of this tea, I keeps on banging on about it and I’ve just tried it normal. Boring!

  5. Yummmmy! I didn’t quite get howuch liquid I should use in total so I used two cups soy milk and used the ingredients u mentioned that I could find at home ! This was so delicious ! Thanks Olivia !!!!:)
    Definitely gonna make again !

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