Citation: InnerExplorer. "Chai Recipe: An Experience with Syrian Rue (exp111690)". Erowid.org. Apr 1, 2018. erowid.org/exp/111690
Makes ~6 cups
-6 cardamom pods
-10 whole cloves
-1 teaspoon anise seeds
-2 teaspoons black peppercorns
-2 teaspoons cinnamon or 2 sticks of cinnamon
-6 cups water
-3-6 teaspoons ground Syrian rue (depending on how strong you want. Start with 3.)
-1/2 cup sugar
-2 cups of unsweetened plant milk
-Cheese cloth or similar material
Combine spices and herbs in medium saucepan. Using mallet or back of large spoon, lightly crush or bruise spices. Add 6 cups water; bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover pan, and simmer gently 10 minutes. Add sugar. Bring tea just to simmer over high heat, whisking until sugar dissolves. Take off heat and add milk. Strain chai into teapot with cheese cloth or similar and serve hot. Can also be served cold and stored in fridge.
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