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Chai Tea

 Chai Tea
Warm up a chilly December morning—or any day at all—with this inviting tea. The spices really come through, and it's even more delicious when stirred with a cinnamon stick.—Kelly Pacowta, Danbury, Connecticut
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 whole peppercorns
  • 4 individual tea bags
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 2-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups milk

Directions

  • Place cloves and peppercorns in a large bowl; with the end of a
  • wooden spoon handle, crush spices until aromas are released.
  • Add the tea bags, sugar, ginger, cinnamon stick and boiling water.
  • Cover and steep for 6 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat
  • the milk.
  • Strain tea, discarding spices and tea bags. Stir in hot milk. Pour
  • into mugs. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 92 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 49 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.