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Masala Chai

Yield: 1 1/2 gallons.

8 tsp. whole coriander
1 star anise
4 cinnamon sticks, broken
2 tsp. each of whole black peppercorns, allspice, cardamom pods, cloves, dried orange peel and ground ginger
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 1/2 gallons water
6 Tetley Select tea bags
2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
to taste, honey, milk or cream

In a small bowl, combine coriander, anise, cinnamon, pepper, allspice, cardamom, cloves and orange peel. In a spice mill or coffee grinder, coarsely grind the spices. Mix in ginger and nutmeg. Pour water into a 2-gallon pot and add spice mixture. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add tea and vanilla extract and steep 3-5 minutes. Strain liquid into a large pitcher and add honey, milk or cream, or wait to offer these on the side to guests. Tea can be served hot or chilled.

Recipe Provided by: TETLEY

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