Chai Tea Gift Mix

This is my friend, Wardee’s, recipe. I tried it myself and it is soooo completely delicious!

I didn’t have cardamom pods so used ground cardamom, used anise oil and fennel seed together and instead of cinnamon bark used Penzey’s ground cinnamon. I also use a half teaspoon of good vanilla in each recipe. We like it with plain old sugar. My goodness it would make a wonderfully tasty gift!

Double, triple or quadruple these amounts to fit your desired container. A triple batch makes 1/2 cup of mix; a quadruple batch makes 3/4 cup of mix.

❖2 tablespoons loose black tea (Assam Breakfast, Ceylon, or English Breakfast)
❖6 cardamom pods
❖6 peppercorns (white or black or combination)
❖12 whole cloves
❖1 teaspoon anise seeds (can substitute fennel)
❖1 rounded teaspoon cinnamon bark

Crush the cardamom pods and peppercorns. Then mix all the spices and tea leaves together and place in a plastic bag. Place that in the gift container and twist-tie it closed. Roll the twist-tie up on itself. Cover the twist-tie with a ribbon. Tie it with a bow or square knot.

Print or hand-write a label:
Chai Tea
Combine 3 tablespoons of Chai Tea Mix with 4 cups milk and 2 cups water. Add 1/2 inch of ginger, peeled and cut into chunks (optional). Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Add 1/3 cup raw honey. Strain into cups. Add a sprinkle of nutmeg (optional). Serve!

Hole punch the corner. Use thread or a tiny ribbon to attach it to the bag of Chai Tea mix. Deliver!

About Sylvia

Sylvia is the owner of the Christian HomeKeeper Network website and ministry. She and her husband Mark live in Tennessee. They are the parents of 5 children and grandparents to three so far. They have homeschooled since 1990. Sylvia is a Christian and enjoys mentoring women, writing articles for several magazines, gardening, Bible study and creating a peaceful holy home. Follow Sylvia on Google+ or check out her 21st Century HomeKeeper podcasts on the Preparedness Radio Network.
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