Recipe: Chai Tea Concentrate
Chai tea, or masala chai, is a delicious beverage originating from Southeast Asia made with black tea, milk and a variety of aromatic spices. The mixture is traditionally brewed together (whole spices, loose tea leaves and all) and then strained.
This fragrant concoction is a wonderful way to start the day, but it can be a little time-consuming for that work day morning rush. Thankfully, Sherrie Graham has a recipe for a chai tea concentrate that allows her to enjoy a flavorful cup in no time flat.
This is something I’ve been making for several months now, and I can’t even tell you how much I enjoy it. It is so simple, so delicious, and so quick – and it improves my day by about 21%. The original recipe is here; I’ve significantly altered the amounts and omitted the sugar, so you might prefer to start with the original, which is a bit sweeter and a bit less spiced. I prefer it super-spiced and find that the sweetness from the milk is enough. Perhaps my favourite thing about it is the speed at which I can get my tea out the door and in the car with me in the morning. Just brew my jar of tea (more on that below), stir in a blob, and off I go.
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1-2 tsp ground cardamom
A sprinkle of ground cloves, if you like
This is such a fun idea and a great way to enjoy chai tea made to your liking for sweetness and spice. If canned sweetened condensed milk is on your “no-go” list, check out Jori Jayne Emde’s recipe to make your own!
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This recipe originally appeared on twenty-two pleasant. It is re-posted here with permission of the author.
Photo Credit: Sherrie Graham
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