Chai Concentrate




Yield 4.5 Cups


8 bags black tea (I used Darjeeling)

5 cups water

4 cinnamon sticks

3 inch piece of ginger root cut into coins, plus 1-2 teaspoons grated

1 vanilla bean, split and scraped

1 teaspoon whole cloves

1 teaspoon whole allspice

1/2-1 teaspoon peppercorns

10 cardamom pods, crushed

1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 Tablespoon honey


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. When boiling, remove from heat and add all spices, tea, sugar and honey.  Whisk to dissolve sugar.
  3. Allow to steep for 15 minutes.
  4. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. 
  5. To make one cup of chai, heat one part chai concentrate with one part milk.  You can adjust to taste, some people prefer two parts chai to one part milk. 

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Recipe by Fox and Briar at