Slow cooker chai

Slow cooker chai


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About this recipe: Easy version of chai tea, using whole spices and condensed sweetened milk. To vary the flavour, try adding a bit of star anise, fennel, allspice, vanilla bean or nutmeg. For a sweeter tea, stir in a bit of brown sugar.


Serves: 16 

  • 3.5L water
  • 15 slices fresh root ginger, peeled
  • 15 green cardamom pods, split open and seeded
  • 25 whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole black peppercorns
  • 8 black tea bags
  • 1 (397g) tin condensed sweetened milk

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr15min 

  1. Pour water into a slow cooker. Stir in the ginger, cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon sticks and peppercorns. Turn to High; simmer for 8 hours.
  2. Steep tea bags in the hot spiced water for 5 minutes. Strain tea into a clean container. Stir in condensed sweetened milk; serve hot.

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Did this last week and we loved it! Will probably use only 5-6 tea bags next time as it kept us awake! - 17 Jan 2015

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