|Chai Tea Mix|
|1 piece (1 inch/2.5 cm)||gingerroot, peeled|
|4 sticks (each 3 inches/8 cm lon||cinnamon|
|1 cup (250 mL)||black tea leaves (such as Darjeeling)|
|24||green cardamom pods, crushed|
|Chai Tea for 4|
|2 cups (500 mL) each||milk and water|
|1/4 cup (50 mL)||Chai Tea Mix|
|Granulated sugar (optional)|
Slice ginger into 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick slices; arrange on rack. Using vegetable peeler, peel orange rind (avoiding white pith); add to rack. Let dry at room temperature until brittle, about 24 hours.
In bowl, break rind and cinnamon sticks into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces; add ginger, tea leaves, cardamom pods and cloves. Mix well; spoon into decorative airtight bag or jar. (Make-ahead: Store for up to 2 months.)
CHAI TEA FOR 4
In saucepan, bring milk and water to boil; remove from heat. Stir in Chai Tea Mix. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Strain into warmed mugs. Stir in sugar (if using) to taste. Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional information per serving: 63 cal, 4 g pro, 2 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 7 g carb, 0 g fibre, 9 mg chol, 68 mg sodium. % RDI: 13% calcium, 1% iron, 6% vit A, 2% vit C, 8% folate
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