Sunday, October 13, 2013

Chai Tea

Time for another Secret recipe Club reveal. This month I was assigned the blog Angela's Kitchen.  Angela's recipes are all gluten, wheat and dairy free.  I will admit that I am not very familiar with making recipes that fit into those categories, but I did enjoy looking through all the recipes on Angela's blog.

I finally decided to make the slow cooker Chai Tea.  I love to drink tea, being English it's basically a requirement! Although my usual tea of choice is good old English black tea (Yorkshire Gold, please!) with a splash of milk, I thought that chai tea sounded lovely for autumn, if and when autumn decides to show up here in Texas!

18 cups water
1/2 cup honey
18 cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
18 cardamom pods
12 allspice berries
1 1/2 inch crystallized ginger
12 whole black peppercorns
1 bay leaf 
1 star anise
5 tablespoons loose leaf black tea
Milk to serve

Place everything except the tea into the slow cooker, heat on high for 2 hours.  Add the tea and leave for an addition 30 minutes.  Strain the chai tea and serve with milk of choice.


Judee@ Gluten Free A-Z Blog said...

Wow! I never realized how many wonderful healthy spices went into Chai tea. No wonder it's supposed to be so good for you. Looks delicious

Heather S said...

Great SRC choice! It looks like the perfect cup of tea!

Danielle Miller said...

I love chai and I have never thought of making it myself. I am saving this one!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Sarah,
Chi Tea is certainly one of my favorite tea's, this looks so good. Great choice for the SRC, have a fun day!
Miz Helen

shelley c. said...

Oh my gosh, I totally want to go stock up on whole-spices, because that sounds delicious. I love chai, but have never had all of the right spices at the same time - this makes me want to go get them!! Great choice.

Colleen Bauer said...

perfect for fall!

Lynne Daley said...

Such a mixture of lovely flavors-sounds wonderful and in the slow cooker makes it easy! I loved making your cottage pie for SRC.

AM Nichols said...

I've never made chai from scratch and didn't realize it was this easy.

Jennifer said...

Great choice! Perfect for this cold weather we're having here now.