This Golden Chai is full of warm exotic spices, earthy turmeric, and just a hint of natural honey. It's warm, comforting, and perfect for fall! BudgetBytes.com
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Golden Chai

This Golden Chai is full of warm exotic spices, earthy turmeric, and just a hint of natural honey. It's warm, comforting, and perfect for fall! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Keyword: Beverage, Hot Drink, Turmeric, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 16 oz. each

Ingredients

  • 3-4 2-3" cinnamon sticks $1.50
  • 1-2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and sliced $0.11
  • 10 whole cloves $0.39
  • Freshly cracked pepper $0.05
  • 4 cups water $0.00
  • 4 bags black tea $0.51
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract $0.14
  • 1 Tbsp ground turmeric* $0.30
  • 1/4 cup honey $0.48
  • 4 cups milk $1.24

Instructions

  • Place the cinnamon sticks, sliced ginger, cloves, cracked pepper, and water in a medium sauce pot. Place a lid on the pot and bring it up to a boil over high heat. Once it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for five minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, add the black tea bags, replace the lid and let the tea steep for 4-5 minutes. Pour the tea into a bowl through a fine mesh strainer or colander.
  • Whisk the vanilla, honey, and turmeric into the tea. Taste and adjust the sweetness or other spices, if desired. This Golden Chai tea mix can be refrigerated and saved in the refrigerator for a few days.
  • To make each drink, heat 8oz. of milk (stove top, microwave, or steamer) and combine with 8oz. of the hot golden chai tea mix. Make sure to stir the Golden Chai tea mix just before combining with the milk. Serve while hot. 

Notes

*If you have access to fresh turmeric, you can peel and slice it just like the ginger and simmer it with the ginger and other ingredients in the beginning. I haven't tested how much to use when fresh, though.