This chai is designed to make you feel good! With pungent and astringent spices, it makes for a great herbal drink on a rainy spring day.

Rainy Day Chai [Vegan]

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Cooking Time

30

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated turmeric
  • 10 cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 4 star anise pods
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
  • Optional: 1/4 cup dried tulsi leaves (holy basil)
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Preparation

  1. Bring the water to boil on the stove top. Add the spices and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low and add the dried tulsi, let steep for 3-5 more minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and strain the liquid.
  4. To serve, pour the hot concentrate into a mug about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full, then top your favorite nut or seed milk. Sweeten with a spoonful of agave.
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