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Slow-Cooker Chai Tea

A wonderful sweet and spicy aroma wafts from the slow cooker as this pleasantly flavored chai tea cooks. —Crystal Jo Burns, Iliff, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 15 slices fresh gingerroot (about 3 ounces)
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 25 whole cloves
  • 15 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 3 whole peppercorns
  • 3-1/2 quarts water
  • 8 black tea bags
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Directions

  • Place first 5 ingredients on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string. Place spice bag and water in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 8 hours. Discard spice bag.
  • Add tea bags; steep, covered, 3-5 minutes according to taste. Discard tea bags. Stir in milk; heat through. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 109 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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