Homemade Chai Mix

I have had good chai and I have had bad chai.  But sometimes, the best chai is easy chai.

In the spirit of this, I made some instant chai mix.  Also, a bag of this makes a good gift.

Chai Mix

3 cups vanilla sugar
3 cups powdered milk
1 ½ cups unsweetened instant tea
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
2 tsp cardamom

Mix everything together in a bowl.  At this point it will look grainy and not terribly appetizing.

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But through the magic of food processing, it becomes a lovely uniform powder.  You’ll probably have to do a few different batches in the food processor, unless you have a mondo one.  This recipe makes about 3 pint jars full of mix.  The jar of instant tea I bought had the perfect amount for making this recipe twice.

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To make a cup, mix hot water with 2 Tbsp of mix.  You can also cool it off and pour over ice.  It’s really good both ways.

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Fun fact: chai is the Hindi word for tea so saying chai tea is a little redundant.