Homemade Honey Chai


If you prefer your chai to be a bit (not crazy) on the sweet side, you should really consider taking the next 30 minutes and make a batch at home. I found a really great, easy recipe (I had every ingredient in my pantry, who knew?) that's ridiculously delicious. I made a batch this weekend that was poured over ice and married to a little soy milk... ooh ee! Delicious and near perfect for a cool weekend treat. No joke, I'm planning on upping the recipe and making a vat of it to keep in the fridge for instant gratification:

Homemade Honey Chai


2 cup water
2 black tea bags (I used a basic English Breakfast)
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice (I didn't have allspice but mixed equal parts clove, cinnamon, nutmeg)
1/2 cup raw honey
Milk or Soymilk

Directions:  To make Chai Tea Base, in a medium saucepan, combine water, tea, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and honey. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Remove tea bags. Cover and refrigerate.

To serve hot: combine equal parts of Chai Tea Base and milk. Heat on stove top or in microwave.

To serve cold: combine equal parts Chai Tea Base and milk over ice cubes.

Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board via the Savannah Bee Company

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