I was visiting blogs yesterday and read about this recipe on Angry Chicken. It seemed worth a try! So, I am sipping on a cup right now....[I had only one tea bag of black tea in the house this morning....a good ole "Lipton".] Not bad! I'll pick up some Assam tea and enjoy this for the rest of the winter!
Published December 1, 2009 [in the food section of the Oregonian newspaper]
Makes about 1 1/2 cups (enough for 28 cups of chai)
Unlike many brands of chai mix, this one includes the sweetener and the milk. All you add is a mug of hot tea.
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon granulated sugar (I didn't add this, no need for more sugar in my opinion!)
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Empty condensed milk into a jar or plastic container with tight-fitting lid. Stir in the sugar, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Store in refrigerator.
To use: Brew a cup of strong black tea, such as Assam, then add two heaping teaspoons of concentrate or more to taste. Stir well until concentrate has fully melted.
To give: Pour into small jars with lids and tie with an attractive bow, or wrap the jar first. Attach a tag with instructions to keep the mix refrigerated and how to use it.
To keep: Store in refrigerator for up to 6 months.