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LAVENDER CHAI TEA – CONCENTRATE

Lavender Chia Tea (Concentrate) served iced in a frosted glass with ice cubes

5 from 6 reviews

A wonderful flavored chai tea made into a concentrate. Simply mix with a little non-dairy milk or water, and enjoy.

Ingredients

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  • 3 1/4 cups water
  • 3 black tea bags or 3 tablespoons loose
  • 1 large or 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon culinary lavender
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder or 1/2 inch piece fresh, sliced (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom or 3 whole pods, lightly crushed (optional)
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

Instructions

Bring 3 cups water to a boil, add tea, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, lavender, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg, turn heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn of heat and let cool 10 minutes. Remove tea bags. Add vanilla and maple syrup, give a good stir. Strain out the large ingredients and place in container of choice.

In a glass or mug/cup, pour tea concentrate to about 1/3 – 1/2 full, fill remaining with water or milk. Would be great with a little Vegan Cream stirred in!

Serve warm or iced.

Store leftover tea in the refrigerator, use within one week.

Makes about 4 – 6 servings

Notes

If you don’t want to use all these ingredients, try using chai tea bags instead.

For the tea I used 2 black tea bags and one orange pekoe. I recommend going with the strongest black tea you can find since this is a concentrate.