Sunday 18 March 2018

Chai Iced TeaServes 8

Chai iced tea
Chai iced tea


* 4 orange pekoe tea bags or 4tbsp of loose tea

* 1.5 litres of boiling water

* ½ cup sugar

* 1 cinnamon stick

* 1 thumb ginger, peeled and grated

* 2 cloves

* 2 cardamom pods, bruised

* ¼ tsp fennel seeds

* 500ml water

* orange slices, to serve

* fresh mint, to serve


* Pour the boiling water over the tea and leave to infuse for five minutes.

* Remove the tea bags or strain if using loose tea.

* Stir in the sugar to dissolve.

* In a pot, combine the cinnamon stick, ginger, cloves, cardamom and fennel. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.

* Strain and add to the tea.

* Allow the tea to cool for an hour, then place in the fridge until completely chilled.

* Serve with orange slices and fresh mint.

Irish Independent

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