freebie find - homemade chai recipe

after a great hatha class with michelle barge at golden bridge yoga (nyc) i decided to peruse their website & stumbed upon their 'yoga tools' page where they share a recipe for making chai in bulk!

yogi tea recipe
3 1/2 gallon water

1/2 cup cardamom pods
1/3 cup whole cloves
1/2 lb. gingerroot, thinly sliced
15 cinnamon sticks
4 black tea bags
1 gallon milk

  1. bring water to boil in a 5 gallon pot.
  2. add cloves & let dance for 1-2 minutes. (love that they say let dance!)
  3. add cardamom, cloves, ginger & cinnamon.
  4. cover & simmer for at least 45 minutes.
  5. add black tea & milk.
  6. bring to boiling point & immediately remove from heat.
  7. allow to stand, unstrained, until almost time to serve (this will increase potency of tea & most spices will settle to the bottom).
  8. sweeten with honey or maple syrup if desired.
since we are experiencing the steamiest days iced yogi tea might be a good option this week.