One of my favorite things about fall is the warm, yummy drinks. Some apple cider, hot chocolate, or especially a Starbucks Chai Tea make me swoon. Unfortunately, we all know how expensive Starbucks is, so I don’t get it all the time. When I was really craving it this afternoon, I decided I would try my hand at making it this afternoon. OMG it was AMAZING. If you like chai tea, please try out this recipe! I think it’s better than Starbucks chai tea.
3 cups milk (I used organic 2% milk but next time will try soy)
3 cups water
7 black tea bags (you can use decaf too)
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves (I grated mine from whole ones)
1/2 tsp ground ginger
Mix all spices in a bowl.
Mix the water and milk in a pot, put it on the stove, and heat to just below boiling. Add in the honey, made sure it dissolves, and let it incorporate for a minute. Next, dump in your spices and tea. Remove from heat and let steep for 3-5 minutes. Pour your tea into a French Press* (love this!!), push the top down, and strain into a pitcher. If you don’t have a french press, you can use a strainer. Enjoy!
It’s really not too hard to make, and it is seriously fabulous!
What’s your favorite fall drink?