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By: Enrique Gili on June 20, 2012, 3:07 p.m.
Iced Chai Tea

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Iced Chai Tea

A milky sweet tea spiked with spices, think of chai as Yoo-hoo with an attitude.
Iced Chai Tea


  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 10 cardamom pods
  • 8 whole black peppercorns
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 2 cups milk, chilled
  • 1 cookie stick, optional garnish
Time estimates

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Total time: 35 minutes to allow cooling 

Cooking directions

  1. Bring water to a boil in saucepan.
  2. While water heats, lightly grind cardamom, pepper, cloves and cinnamon with mortar and pestle. Add spices to water.
  3. Remove water from heat. Add ginger, sugar and tea. Steep for 5 minutes, squeezing out liquid before removing tea bags. Strain contents into pitcher. Allow to cool, about 30 minutes. Add milk and stir.
  4. Pour chai into glasses over ice.

Yield: Makes 1 pitcher