Anytime Chai

Organic Raw Food Catering

Shared with us by Kari Mathieson ~ one of our Catering Ninjas!

Oh how I love my CHAI!!

So warming and comforting. I love to make it with black tea when I want a little pick me up or when I don’t want the caffeine I use rooibos tea.

My new favorite non caffeinated version is with Chaga tea.

This recipe is for a big batch of Chai concentrate that you can keep in the fridge. Just heat the concentrate and add your favorite tea and milk and sweetener if you like.

 

2 Litres Chai concentrate

9 cups water
2 cinnamon sticks
3 Tablespoons of cardamom pods
6 cloves
15 peppercorns
1 vanilla bean (optional)
1 cup  fresh ginger chopped into 1 inch pieces

Add these ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer
Place lid on and let simmer for 1 hour

At this point you can add your favorite tea (1/4 cup) and let it steep or you can leave the concentrate without tea

and add it when you re-heat the concentrate.

Strain the liquid into a couple glass jars
you can now store in the fridge for up to 5 days

To serve mix 1/2 concentrate with 1/2 milk  or milk substitute  heat until desired temperature and sweeten as you like

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