Chai Tea Concentrate

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I am a huge lover of Chai Tea, especially in the winter, but in the summer, just like coffee, it tastes great on ice or in a smoothie. The spicy seasoning and zippy, warm flavor really make me feel at peace with the world. I had a hard time finding a chai tea concentrate that didn’t have a ton of sugar or artificial sweetners in it, so I made this version so it was more diabetic friendly. You can add sugar to it if you prefer or even honey. Either way, it is very good and will yield about 6 cups of tea in it’s final stages with the cream added. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

Chai Tea Spices

Chai Tea Concentrate

 

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Chai Tea Concentrate
 
Recipe type: Beverages
Ingredients
  • 4 Cups of Water
  • 2 Large Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4 Whole Star Anise Pods
  • 7 Cardamon Pods
  • 10 Whole cloves
  • 1 Small chunk about an inch big of fresh Ginger
  • 4 Black Peppercorns
  • 3 Jazmine Tea Bags
  • 5 Oolong Tea Bags
  • 1 Tbsp Light Agave
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients to the water in a pot on the stove. Heat to a high simmer.
  2. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat and remove from stove. Add in the tea bags and cover. Allow to steep for 8 minutes.
  4. Uncover and remove tea bags. Pour through a fine seive.
  5. Allow to cool and place in a glass jar with a lid. Mason Jars work great.
  6. When you want a cup of tea, mix ½ cup concentrate with ¼ cup half n half or whipping cream. Milk will also do. Sprinkle some nutmeg or cinnamon on top.
Notes
Works well over ice or heated up on the stovetop for a hot cup. Also works well in a smoothie!

 

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10 Comment

  1. I like my tea hot and cold. It depends on my mood. I love Chai tea. I found a recipe for a Chai Cheesecake that is amazing!

    1. Wow! That sounds really good!

  2. I love this! It doesn’t get very cold here in AZ so I actually never had chai tea until last year when I was on the east coast! But this seems easy enough to make 🙂
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  3. I am not a fan of tea, but I haven’t tried Chai Tea. I may have to give this recipe a try.
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  4. I actually like my tea both hot and cold. I love Chai tea as well. Thanks for the recipe!
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  5. I don’t like anise (at all), but I think my mom would enjoy this recipe!
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  6. I love this recipe! I prefer my tea hot! I don’t drink milk but do love chai! I mix it with apple juice and have my Apple Chai every morning.

    1. Oh wow. Apple Chai Sounds amazing, Wendy!

  7. I bet this homemade version of Chai Tea is really good. I have had some store bought ones and they did not taste very good. I mostly like my tea very hot. I drink green tea with lemon. I would like to try this tea. It sounds delicious.

  8. I have never really understood the allure of tea. My wife drinks it all the time. Though I suspect when you add all the cinnamon and stuff to it that it would changer my opinion very quickly.

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