DIY Chai

Do you like Chai? Not just the Starbucks way-too-sweet-and-vanilla stuff, but actual chai? If so, it's super simple, and inexpensive, to make your own. I got this recipe courtesy of Saffron Grill, in Seattle (if you're ever visiting, it's one of the best Indian restaurants in town- I highly recommend eating there).


1. Combine water, tea, and spices in a pan or pot.

2. Heat, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until the liquid is reduced by half.

3. Add 4 cups of milk (I used almond milk, but real milk would be better, especially whole milk) and bring to a boil.

4. Add sugar to taste (I used brown sugar, on a lark, but you could also add vanilla extract if desired at this step)

5. Simmer for 10 minutes, then strain and serve.

As you can see, it made a lot. And it was DELICIOUS.

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