A nicely spiced chai tea blend you can make at home rather than spending 3 or more dollars a cup at at a coffee house.
4 cups water
1 3 inch cinnamon stick
1 1 inch piece fresh ginger, cut into 4 slices
1/2 tsp cardamon seeds
1/2 tsp whole black peppercorns
1/2 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp coriander seeds
3 black tea bags
1 cup milk
honey or sweetner, to taste
Bring the water and spices to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Reduce the heat to medium – low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the teabags and milk and simmer for an additional 3-4 minutes. Remove the tea bags and sweeten to taste.