Easy Christmas Chai Tea

  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger (if not available use 1/8 teaspoon of powdered Ginger)
  • 4 Ceylon or black tea bags (our favorite is Lipton)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
Cooking Instructions:
  1. In a large saucepan bring water and the ginger to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer approximately 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Add tea bags, cinnamon stick, whole cloves, peppercorns, and milk.
  4. Steep over medium to low heat about 5 minutes.
  5. Strain through a fine strainer or sieve and discard the solid pieces.
  6. Stir in the honey (more or less to taste).
  7. Pour into mugs.
Serve hot and garnish with a cinnamon stick to use as a stirrer (optional).