Christmas Chai

Author: Canadian Living

Rich with Christmas spices, this aromatic chai is an after-brunch cup of tea for the adults.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2008

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 orange peel
  • 4 gingerroot
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 4 cardamom pods crushed
  • 1 cinnamon stick broken
  • 3 tablespoons loose leaf Darjeeling tea
  • 3 tablespoons loose leaf black tea
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Method

In saucepan, bring milk, orange peel, ginger, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom pods and cinnamon stick just to boil. Remove from heat; cover and let steep for 15 minutes or for up to 1 hour.

In separate saucepan, bring 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) water to boil. Remove from heat. Add milk mixture and tea; cover and let steep until desired strength, 3 to 5 minutes.

Stir in sugar until dissolved. Strain into tea pot or glasses and serve immediately.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 37 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 64.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 6 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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