"Andy Chai"

5 Apr, 2020

A chai tea mix named after its refiner, Andy Meyer.

Photo of the tea in a mason jar

"Andy Chai"

Prep Time: 5m - Cook Time: 30m - Total Time: 35m - Yield: 4-6 cups

Ingredients

  • 15 whole cloves, split
  • 15 cardamom pods, shelled (keep both parts)
  • 1-2 inches ginger, slices (don't need to peel)
  • 1-2 star anise, crushed (keep both parts)
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks, crushed
  • 4-5 bags plain black tea
  • 4-6 cups water
  • Vanilla extract, sugar, honey, and/or milk, to taste

Instructions

  1. Start water boiling over high heat
  2. While water is boiling, prepare spices
  3. When water is boiling, lower to medium-low heat, add spices, and let simmer for 25 minutes
  4. Add tea bags and allow to steep for another 5 minutes
  5. Strain the mixture into another container
  6. Sweeten to taste and drink when cool enough, or refrigerate

Some notes on sweetening:

Experiment! The recipe, as defined by Andy, is not exact. You may prefer more or less of some things.

Prepared ingredients on cutting board