Chai tea

Cuisinart original

While this tea is best prepared with half & half, reducedfat or soy milk may be substituted.


Makes one 6-ounce serving


3    black tea bags
6   ounces half & half
½   teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼   teaspoon freshly ground
      black pepper
¼   teaspoon ground cloves
½   teaspoon ground cinnamon
3    star anise pods
1     ½ x ½-inch piece of peeled
       fresh ginger
       pinch orange zest
2     teaspoons honey

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 50 (0% from fat) • carb. 13g • pro. 0g • fat 0g sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 0mg • calc. 2mg • fiber 0g


1. Put tea bags into an 8-ounce mug. Put
at least 8 ounces of water into your kettle
and select the Black setting. Pour 2 ounces
of the hot water over the tea bags and let
steep 10 to 15 minutes.
2. While the water is heating, bring the half &
half and vanilla to a boil in a medium
saucepan set over medium heat. Once the
mixture comes to a boil, stir in the spices,
ginger and zest. Let the mixture simmer
10 to 15 minutes.
3. Once the tea has steeped, fully squeeze
out tea from tea bags, reserving the tea
and discarding the bags. Add the steeped
tea to the half & half mixture.
4. Strain mixture into an 8-ounce mug and
stir in honey.