Whole Cardamom Pods (10)
using the bottom of a small pot or metal measuring cup. Remove seeds and discard shells.
Continue to crush cardamom seeds along with
Black Peppercorns (15)
Whole Cloves (4)
Star Anise (1)
Cinnamon Stick (1)
Whole Nutmeg (1)
until well broken down.
Water (2 cups)
to a simmer in a small pot. Add crushed spices along with
Ground Ginger (1/2 tsp)
. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in
Black Tea (2 Tbsp)
. Cover and steep for 10 more minutes.
Brown Sugar (3 Tbsp)
and strain through a fine-mesh sieve.
Warm and froth
Unsweetened Almond Milk (2 cups)
. Pour 1/2 cup hot chai concentrate into a mug and top with 1/2 cup of almond milk and a spoonful or two of froth. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon if desired and serve immediately. Enjoy!