Indian Spiced Vanilla Chai

Recipe courtesy of "The Fairtrade Everyday Cookbook" by Sophie Grigson, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Indian Spiced Vanilla Chai

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    2 tsp Fairtrade black pepper 3 tsp Fairtrade cloves
    2 tsp grated fresh root ginger 3 Fairtrade tea bags or 2 tbsp Fairtrade loose tea
    6 Fairtrade cardamom pods 1 Fairtrade vanilla pod, seeds only
    10 in (25 cm) Fairtrade cinnamon stick


    Total: 15 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Crush the black pepper, ginger root, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, and cloves together.

    • 2

      Pour 8 cups of water into a saucepan and add the crushed spices and tea bags (or loose tea), along with the seeds from the vanilla pod.

    • 3

      Bring to a boil and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes.

    • 4

      Strain the chai to remove the spices and prevent the tea becoming too strong. Serve in cups.

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