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A tasty pick-me-up. Even my cat wanted some :-)
This is inexpensive and you can make it to your liking! I used just regular Lipton tea bags. I have used green tea in the past, but that is a much lighter taste. It's fall, so mulling spices are easy to find - usually lying around the apple cider in the fruit section. At least it is up here :-) I originally used blue agave syrup to sweeten, but sugar or maple syrup will work as well.

Posted by Melissa Beth from McLean, Virginia, United States • Published See Melissa Beth's 78 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Pour two cups of water into a small pot. Add tea bags and spices. I also added a little peppercorn for spice. Bring to boil.

  • Step 2

    Let boil for about a minute. Set on simmer for about 15 minutes. Tea should be a dark brown. Taste to see if the spices are strong enough. If not simmer a little more.

  • Step 3

    Once you are happy with the strength, turn off stove, remove tea bags, and pour mixture into a large cup or small pitcher through a strainer of sorts.

  • Step 4

    Now you can add sugar, or whatever sweetener you choose, to the tea. Or you can sweeten each individual cup. Although you don't want a super sugary chai, the sweet does bring out the spiciness, so don't be stingy with the sugar.

  • How to mix a chai latte. Easy Spiced Chai - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fill a smaller coffee cup with the tea a little more than halfway. Add milk until the mixture is a medium brown (or lighter if you like). Heat in the microwave for about 50 seconds. Enjoy and keep away from cats :-P

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LaLiLuLiny
LaLiLuLiny · Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, DE · 20 projects
ooooooooh kittyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! :*
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Melissa Beth
Melissa Beth · McLean, Virginia, US · 82 projects
Thank you! She is my baby girl. I have another one (Mabel), but I guess she is less into crafts :-P
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quirky been v.
quirky been v. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 8 projects
awwwww pretttyyy kittyyy!!!!
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Melissa Beth
Melissa Beth · McLean, Virginia, US · 82 projects
Thank you! That is Astrid. She is always there to help with projects. Usually by sitting on them :-P
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quirky been v.
quirky been v. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 8 projects
first of all that sounds really yummalicious and sencond i love your kitty. whats its name?
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Melissa Beth
Melissa Beth · McLean, Virginia, US · 82 projects
Sorry. The website is giving me a lot of trouble and won't let me edit projects. I used mulling spices typically used for cider. They are not ground, so it works well if you simmer enough.
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Shirley S.
Shirley S. · Silver City, New Mexico, US
What spices?
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