Homemade Chai Tea


2 1/2 c water

a pinch of ground cloves (I find the powder as a much stronger taste, which can make the drink end up bitter, therefore I use very little)

1 cinnamon stick

6 whole peppercorns

2 star anise

1 inch fresh ginger, sliced thinly

1 tsp cardamom seeds

2 peppermint teabags (or 2 tbsp peppermint tea leaves)

1 c almond milk (or alternative)

1 tbsp honey (optional)


Pour the water into a saucepan adding the spices and the tea bags. Bring to a boil.

Lower the temperature and simmer for 10 minutes on medium heat.

Pour in the almond milk and simmer for another 5 minutes.

Strain, and stir in honey. Add more almond milk or honey if desired.

Serves 2.