Chai Tea


Makes 4 cups

8 marathi moggu
8 cardamom seeds
8 cloves
4 black peppercorns
1 star anise
2 cinnamon sticks pieces
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder or 1 inch fresh ginger
2 cups nondairy milk
4 teaspoons black tea, green tea or rooibos
sweeten with agave or evaporated cane juice (vegan sugar) to taste

Place the cardamom, cloves, marathi moggu, star anise and peppercorns in a bag and crush with a heavy skillet. Or use a morter and pestle.
Place the crushed spices in a medium saucepan, along with the cinnamon sticks, ginger, milk, and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add the tea bags, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.
Strain into cups. Sweeten to taste.


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