Ginger Chai Tea

Prep time: 5 minutes / Cook time: 35 minutes / Serves: 5 cups Category:

Directions

  1. In large saucepan, combine 3 cups (750 mL) water, cinnamon stick, ginger, cloves, cardamom pods and peppercorns. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 20 minutes.
  2. Turn off heat. Add tea bags to saucepan. Cover and steep 15 minutes, or until desired strength.
  3. Over large bowl, strain tea through fine mesh strainer (or strainer lined with basket-style coffee filter). Return tea to saucepan. Over medium heat, stir in milk and sugar until dissolved and tea is warmed through, about 4 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1  cinnamon stick
  • 1  fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 6  cloves
  • 4  cardamom pods, crushed
  • 3  peppercorns
  • 2  tea bags
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup  sugar

Nutritional Information

Per serving ( 1 cup/ 250 mL):

  • Calories 100
  • Fat 2 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbs 18 g
  • Sugar 18 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg

Comments

Adding ginger to  chai tea promotes healthy digestion, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation. Ginger also has healing qualities attributed to its high Vitamin C and antioxidant content.

 

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