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Vanilla Chai Tea Recipe

Vanilla Chai Tea Recipe

This warm chai is comfort in a cup. It’s extra special with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a sprinkling of ground allspice on top. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 whole peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 8 individual tea bags
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • Ground allspice

Directions

  • 1. Place the first five ingredients in a large bowl. With end of a wooden spoon handle, crush mixture until aromas are released. Add tea bags, honey and boiling water; steep, covered, 6 minutes.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, heat milk. Strain tea into a heat-proof pitcher; stir in milk and vanilla.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Top servings with whipped cream; sprinkle with allspice. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (with 2-1/2 tablespoons topping): 131 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein

Reviews for Vanilla Chai Tea

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

"Really liked it. I am so happy for the Internet that we can look up these recipes like this one."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"EXCELLENT HOT BEVERAGE. MY FRIEND FROM INDIA SAYS, IT'S PERFECT...MUST USE THE PEPPERCORNS FOR AUTHENTICITY."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"Loved it! I only had ground cardamom on hand so I substituted with 1/4 t. instead of 2 pods."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"Where can I purchase cardamom pods?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"I had never heard of using peppercorns in Chai before. Maybe that was what I always missed when making mine....anyway, its delicous. Please give it a try. You won't be sorry!!"

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