Chinese Oolong Chai Iced Tea

Beth Renzetti

By
@elmotoo

I am VERY excited about this recipe. I found the original at a blog called The Nourishing Gourmet. I hadn't considered using oolong to make chai. I combined the authors recipe with my technique. I haven't tried it yet; feel free to edit spices & amounts to suit your tastes.

'Cook time' is steeping/cooling time. After 45 minutes, the tea had cooled enough, in my opinion. Alternatively, stick the pot into the fridge!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
loose oolong tea leaves
2 c
boiling water
1/2
inch fresh ginger, peeled & sliced
4
green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
3
whole cloves
1 stick
cinnamon
1/2 - 1
star anise
1 pinch
cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp
honey, or equivalent in sweetener of choice
1 tsp
*real* vanilla extract
1/2 c
whole milk or non dairy alternative of choice
1/2 c
ice cubes

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In small saucepan bring water & spices to a boil.
2
Add tea leaves. Bring back to a boil then turn off heat, cover & steep until almost cool. (or refrigerate!)
3
Strain tea into a blender & discard solids. (or re-steep!)
4
Add honey, vanilla, milk & ice cubes. Process until smooth.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Chinese
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #chinese, #Chai