Spicy Chai Tea

Chai tea is a lovely drink to sip and fend off cold weather. The warming spices are also helpful for enhancing digestion, which has a tendency to get sluggish in the winter.
Chai tea is a lovely drink to sip and fend off cold weather. The warming spices are also helpful for enhancing digestion, which has a tendency to get sluggish in the winter.

Spicy Chai Tea

This recipe is courtesy of Prevention magazine.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

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  • 15 whole cloves
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  • 15 cardamom pods
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  • 15 black peppercorns
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  • 1 tablespoons fennel seeds
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  • 2 cinnamon sticks
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  • 4 slices fresh ginger (1/4-inch thick)
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  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
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  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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  • Pure maple syrup, stevia, or honey (optional)
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  • Lemon wedges (optional)

Directions:

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  1. Combine 3 cups water with all spices and fresh ginger in pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
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  3. Add orange zest and vanilla extract. Simmer 5 minutes longer. Strain tea and add sweetener to taste. Garnish with lemon, if desired

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