Enjoy some homemade chai this Thanksgiving season with this delicious dirty chai recipe!

Recipe (enough for 2 servings)

Chai mixture:

3 cardamom pods

2 cloves

1 star anise

7 pepper corns

1/2 cup water

3 slices of ginger

1 small cinnamon stick

2 heaping tbsp loose leaf black tea or 3 teabags of black tea

Crush the cardamom, cloves, star anise, and peppercorns roughly in a mortar.

Add to a small saucepan together with the cinnamon stick and ginger.

Bring to a boil and immediately turn down the heat to a simmer for 10 minutes.

Turn off heat and add the tea. Let it steep for 3 more minutes or however strong you like your tea.

Discard the tea afterwards. Run the mixture through a fine mesh sieve.

Dirty Chai (1 serving):

1 oz freshly brewed espresso

2 oz chai

6-8 oz cup oat milk, steamed

1 tsp cane sugar

Garnish: star anise

Combine 2 oz of freshly brewed espresso together with 1/4 cup chai mixture and sugar and stir.

Steam 6-8 oz of oat milk and add to the cup.

Garnish with star anise for a festive finish.

See it made below!