Winter Chai Tea
This is a warm winter delight! If you have more pitta in your constitution, add peppermint, reduce the cloves and black peppercorns. I purchase all my spices at our local health food store, natural grocers.
Fill a large pot with the water and add all the spices. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer 8-10 minutes (until your whole kitchen smells like chai!).
Turn off the heat and when the water is no longer boiling add the tea.
Let steep for about 5-8 minutes and strain into large bowl with a mesh colander.
Transfer into a gallon-sized glass container.
Store in refrigerator. Keeps well for about a week or more.
To serve: combine chai with an equal part doshic appropriate milk. Sweeten to taste with honey or sucanat.