Homemade Chai Tea, warm spices to warm your soul, this homemade version is easy to do and so much better for you than store bought!
I love Chai tea. I’m probably addicted. Tazo is my favorite and while Costco has a great price on it, in efforts to be a little healthier, I decided to make my own. Because I drink it every. single. day. There are probably worse habits right? This recipe is adapted from one of my BSF buddies. BSF is an awesome bible study that I was in before I started homeschooling my kids. If you’ve ever gone to BSF, all those people are your buddies. It’s just super special, plus I love to say BSF buddies.
Here’s what you need:
2 quarts of water
8 premium black tea bags
16 slices of peeled ginger
16 whole cloves
16 cardamom seeds
8 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup honey OR 3 1/2 Tbs of Truvia. I used honey here, but I have made it both ways and it tastes the same. So if you’re looking for less calories, definitely use the Truvia!
Put all the ingredients into your slow cooker.
Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours
Strain and cool
Once the tea is cooled, bottle it up and keep it in your fridge
To serve the tea latte, mix half tea and half milk and warm it up.
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- 2 quarts of water
- 8 premium black tea bags
- 16 slices of fresh ginger peeled
- 16 whole cloves
- 16 cardamom seeds
- 8 cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 cup of honey OR 3 1/2 TBS of Truvia
- Place all ingredients in the slow cooker.
- Cook for 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low.
- Strain the tea in a fine mesh sieve
- Once the tea is cooled, pour it into a jar(s).
- To prepare the tea latte, mix half tea and half milk.
- Heat and serve.
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