Iced chai tea

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I got to tell you I´m not a coffee drinker at all. I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee and adding coffee powder to cakes or cookies. Instead I love drinking Earl Grey or other black teas, especially Chai Tea and cause it´s summer and really hot here in Florida right now, my aunt and I came up with making homemade iced chai tea. Well to start off we made some chai simple syrup which I could spoon because of its deliciousness. And then we cooked some tea using iced tea brew. Letting it cool off and then combining it with a teaspoon of chai simple syrup, this is a perfect drink for summer for everyone who likes chai or would like to have a little twist to iced coffee.

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Ingredients:

  • 24 green cardamon pods
  • 1/2 tsp. peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander
  • 1/2 tbs. fennel
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 2 cinnamon
  • 3 tbs. fresh ginger
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water

Split the cardamom pods in half. In a small saucepan, place the split cardamom along with all spices. Toast saucepan over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until the spices are fragrant and darker in color. Remove and cool. Now also add  ginger, sugar and water and let mixture come to a boil. Let simmer for about 5 minutes. (The longer the mixture simmers, the more intense the flavors are.)  Strain the syrup through a sieve and pour into a jar. Store in the refrigerator and keep cool until using.

  • You can keep chai simple syrup stored in fridge for up to a couple of months.

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Chai Tea

  • 1l of water
  • 2 iced tea brew bags ( LIPTON black tea)

Heat water to boil add tea bags and let brew for about 10 minutes. Remove the bags and fill into a glass. Let it cool off completely before serving.

When serving fill a glass with ice. Pour tea on top and add 1-2 tsp. of chai simple syrup. Stir well. You can also add a little milk if you´d like to. Add straws and serve.

Enjoy the freshness and spice of this drink.

N&N

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