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6/2/17 12:20 P

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I'm really broke but will try to pick some up next time I have money and the opportunity. Some of my docs recipes called for it too so it would come in handy.

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6/2/17 9:59 A

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I hope you like it... I would be careful with the ground cardamon though. I don't put anything ground in because it's hard to strain out and I like my chai smooth. Well, except perhaps nutmeg sprinkled on top after I whip it up with coconut milk and such. Enjoy.

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6/2/17 1:29 A

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Oh My Gosh.. Cynthia!
I am a big chai girl and used to have a homemade recipe pre-keto. I'll have to try this! I only have cardamom ground though. I think I'll just throw everything in and worry about straining it at the end.

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ohh that looks good!!

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CHAI TEA CONCENTRATE

4 1/2 cups water
8 bags black tea
2 cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla bean, split in half (or 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract added at the very end)
1 T. dried ginger
10 whole cloves
8 cardamom pods or whole allspice
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
4 whole star anise pods
1 teaspoon of whole black peppercorns
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 tablespoon sugar free honey

1 small square section of cheesecloth, approximately 6″ square (if you donít want to mess with cheesecloth, make sure you have a good strainer you can use at the end)
kitchen twine

Prepare the teabags by removing any tags if there are any and tying them all together. Prepare the spices, vanilla bean and orange zest by laying them in your cheesecloth, I leave my cinnamon sticks out to make the little pouch of spices a bit more compact. Tie the cheesecloth pouch shut with a small piece of kitchen twine. If you leave the cinnamon sticks out, just tie them together with kitchen twine.

*If you donít wish to use cheesecloth, you will just add all of your spices directly to the pan when the time comes and strain them out after.

Add the water and sugar to a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil over a medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and put in the tea bags, cheesecloth pouch and cinnamon sticks. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat strain the concentrate through a sieve or just remove the tea bags, cheesecloth pouch and cinnamon sticks. At this point if you want a bit more sweetness you can add a tablespoon of honey, stir to dissolve. I donít always do this, but it is a really nice touch. Additionally, if you didnít use a whole vanilla bean, add your vanilla extract now. Stir to combine.

Allow the mixture to cool before pouring it into an airtight jar or container. This amount fits perfectly into a 1-quart mason jar. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

** To serve, mix 1 part concentrate with 1 part milk of your choice.

***Sometimes I just put the spices in a slowcooker and put it on low for the day. It makes the house smell heavenly.

**** I also make up an assembly line thing with about 20 sandwich bags. Then when I need to make it, all I have to do is take out a bag and put it in the water.

Edited by: SIMCYN at: 6/2/2017 (10:01)
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