Chai Tea Mix

Beverages, Holiday Recipes.
Chai is an Indian spiced-tea beverage that is enjoyed both hot and iced. Dried orange rind and ginger add even more flavour. Present this mix with a pretty teacup and the recipe for Chai Tea for Four (see below). 

Chai Tea Mix


Quantity Ingredients
Chai Tea Mix
1 piece (1 inch/2.5 cm) gingerroot, peeled
1 large orange
4 sticks (each 3 inches/8 cm lon cinnamon
1 cup (250 mL) black tea leaves (such as Darjeeling)
24 green cardamom pods, crushed
12 whole cloves
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.)


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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