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Instant Vanilla Chai Tea Mix

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This is something that is great to have on hand for those cold winter nights, but it also makes a great gift!

The following recipe makes 4 quart sized jars.

Ingredients:
2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
2 cups powdered non-dairy creamer
2 cups French vanilla powdered non-dairy creamer
5 cups white sugar
3 cups unsweetened instant tea
4 tsp ground ginger
4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp ground cardamom
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp white pepper
 
 
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Step 1:

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Take all the ingredients and put them in a really large bowl. Mix them together. I found that a combination of stirring with a whisk and then a spoon worked well.

Step 2:

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Take a funnel and pour the mix into the quart sized jars. As you can tell from my counter this can be messy.

To make add two to three tablespoons of powder to a mug of hot water.

Now, you could be done with it, however I was giving mine away as gifts so please, continue to the next step!

Step 3:

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Now it's time to dress up the jars. You can do this a lot of different ways. You could cut a pretty circle of fabric and tie that on top of the lid and attach a tag with the recipe. I chose to go the label route. It's just quicker for me. On the front I put a label of what the item is. On the back I put the recipe (in case they run out and want to make more) and how to make the actual drink.

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kofykat2 years ago
nice one. I highly doubt that I'd get instant tea here.... but why is it called chai tea? instead of just tea?
iamkeebler (author)  kofykat2 years ago
Chai tea is different from regular tea, mainly in the spices that are used. It's more common to have milk in chai tea as well.
Lol, that's not what I meant. I'm asking why it's called chai tea since chai means tea. so it literally translates into tea tea.... i keep asking others (non indians) why they call it this and no one knows...
Well just calling it tea would be too 'brief' i think. Since chai is tea in Indian, they call it that to show that's how they used to prepare it.
iamkeebler (author)  kofykat2 years ago
hahaha! then I have no idea! :P
I think I somewhat perfected a way to make this. I add 2 tbs of mix, and 1/2-1 tsp, to every 5 or 6 ounces of milk ( or half milk, half water).
Nice job! Definitely gonna make some me and my girlfriend. Both big tea drinkers!
Great! :D
sunshiine2 years ago
Nice Instructable! Thanks for sharing!
Sunshiine
GummiBear2 years ago
Nice blog :)