If there's one thing to know about chai, it's that everyone makes it differently. This is a version that singer Sarah McLachlan and her husband, Ash, have worked on for a while.
Servings: Serves 4
- 4 cups water
- 1 large stick cinnamon or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 2 to 3 whole cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon powdered ginger (optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon amchoor (mango powder), (optional)
- 4 to 3 cups whole milk
- Sugar to taste
Mix the water and spices together and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add the tea bags. Allow to steep until desired strength is achieved. Add milk and bring to a simmer. Add sugar to taste, or serve unsweetened and allow each person to sweeten the tea to taste.
From the book Plenty by Sarah McLachlan with Jaime Laurita