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Chai Iced Tea


    Chai Iced Tea

    Try this spicy take on the Indian classic for an exotic iced tea blend  perfect for company.


    5 cups (1.5 L) water
    4 bags black tea (such as orange pekoe or  Darjeeling)
    1/3 cup (80 mL) raw honey
    1 stick cinnamon
    2 slices  ginger
    2 cloves
    2 cardamom pods, bruised
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) aniseed
    1  cup (250 mL) water

    In large pot, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Cover  pot. Let tea steep approximately 4 minutes. Remove tea bags.

    In separate saucepan, bring remaining ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat to a  simmer for 5 minutes.

    Add spice mixture to tea and let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for at  least 2 hours.
    Strain tea through cheesecloth into pitcher before serving.

    Serves 4.

    Each serving contains: 89 calories; 0 g protein; 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat,  0 g trans fat); 24 g carbohydrates; 0 g fibre; 12 mg sodium

    source: "Iced Tea", alive #345, July 2011


    Chai Iced Tea




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