Mulled Chai/Mulled Apple Juice

These recipes would be good for Halloween and other fall events.

The basic spice ingredients and amounts in each are the same.

 

MULLED CHAI

Boil 5 minutes, then steep 10 minutes:

1 Tbsp fennel or anise seeds
6 cardamom pods
12 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1/3″ ginger root, sliced thin
6 black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
6 cups water

Add to above, bring to a boil, and simmer 5 minutes:

2 Tbsp (6 opened tea bags) Darjeeling tea

Strain through cheesecloth or a discarded T-shirt.

Add to above and stir:

6 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
1 cup milk

Heat.

 

MULLED APPLE JUICE

Mix and simmer:

1 Tbsp fennel or anise seeds
6 cardamom pods
12 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1/3″ ginger root, sliced thin
6 black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
6 cups apple juice

3 Comments

  1. acilius

     /  October 28, 2008

    Sounds delicious. And what a nice picture!

  2. cymast

     /  October 28, 2008

    Thank you!

    One caveat- I don’t recommend these as an accompaniment to curry. Clashing flavors. (In case you’re planning a Thunderlads-themed repast.) I would instead recommend a vegetable casserole or bread-based dish.

  3. acilius

     /  October 28, 2008

    I’ll keep that in mind.

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