Introduction: Spicy Chai Recipe

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If you love spicy foods you are going to love this chai recipe! You should make it today, drink it up, and enjoy!

If you don't like spice DO NOT make this recipe! And in 'spice' I mean your lips are going to tingle (like you just ate hot wings) for 30 minutes after you drink it. It's so very delicious but seriously spicy!

This is about a 10 minute process from start to finish.

Step 1: Recipe

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To make spicy chai you need lots of yummy spices!

Spicy Chai

8 peppercorns

5 crushed cardamom pods

12 cloves

3 cinnamon sticks

2 whole star anise

1-2 sliced or broken vanilla beans (I used two because I love vanilla flavor but I know they are expensive so feel free to cut the amount down.

6 all spice berries

1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

1 inch cube ginger, peeled and sliced

1 dried cayenne pepper, broken into pieces (optional if you want less spicy tea)

3 black tea bags

4 cups water (more if you prefer it less spicy)

Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer 5-10 minutes. Keep in mind the longer the tea is simmered the spicier it will become.

Step 2: Straining

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After the tea is done simmering, place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl or large measuring cup and strain the spices and tea bags from the liquid.

Step 3: Mix-Ins

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Since this is such a spicy drink I like to add cream of some kind. My go to is organic coconut cream but heavy cream could also be used.

I typically add 1-2 tablespoons of cream and about 5 drops of liquid stevia (optional). Let it dissolve in the hot tea, sprinkle with a little cinnamon powder, and drink it till it's gone!

Comments

jessyratfink (author)2017-03-14

ooooooooohhhhh. Yup, I'm going to need to get al the spices for this :D

gralan (author)2017-02-28

My wife and I really dig Chai. This seems absolutely delightful. We just happen to have Earl Grey as well. Woo hoo. If you made tea "ice cubes", you could have this iced; I'll stick to hot&spicy myself.

wold630 (author)gralan2017-02-28

I think you will really like it! Let me know after you try it! :)

1-big-dog (author)2017-02-28

Love your picture layout of all the ingredients! Very "artful"!!!!

wold630 (author)1-big-dog2017-02-28

That's very nice, thank you!

JennyN14 (author)2017-02-23

Looks great! So warm and comforting. Love the beautiful pictures too!

wold630 (author)JennyN142017-02-23

Thank you! :)

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