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Gluten-Free Homemade Chai Concentrate

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups water
  • 10 bags of black tea (earl grey, orange pekoe, or english breakfast)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 9 cardamon pods
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 3 star anise pods
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 8 corriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, bring water to a boil.
  • Add tea bags, spices, zest and ginger.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, stir in honey and let it stand for 10-15 minutes.
  • Strain concentrate.
  • Discard the spices.
  • Then pour concentrate into glass jars and keep in refrigerator for 2 weeks.
  • Use 1/4 cup of concentrate per large mug.
  • I use a combination of milk, water and concentrate for my chai latte.
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