Thankful Dirty Chai Recipe
Enjoy some homemade chai this Thanksgiving season with this delicious dirty chai recipe!
Recipe (enough for 2 servings)
3 cardamom pods
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!