Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chai Tea with Milk

10 whole green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
5 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1 2-inch piece ginger, peeled and quartered
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup honey
4 bags black tea
1 ½ cup milk

Place 3 cups water in small saucepan. Add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.
Whisk in honey.
Drop in tea bags. Turn off heat and let steep 3 minutes.
Strain tea into a teapot.
Heat milk in saucepan over medium-high heat, about 3 minutes. (do not let it boil)
Pour milk into teapot and stir well.

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