Iced Chai


  • 7 cups water
  • 3 Darjeeling tea bags
  • 4 thin slices fresh ginger
  • 1 vanilla bean, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons honey


  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add tea, ginger, vanilla bean, cinnamon and bay leaves. Simmer for 5 minutes, adding milk near the end of the simmering time.
  3. Stir in honey.
  4. Remove from heat, cover and steep for 3 minutes.
  5. Strain through a sieve to remove spices.
  6. Chill.
  7. Serve over ice.

Yield: 1 quart

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