Tasty Summer Iced Chai Tea

It's been hot! Here's a way to cool off--a delicious glass of Iced Chai Tea. Craig just sent this recipe and we can't wait to try it! It features organic maple syrup from The Lancaster Food Co, and is simple to make, and even easier to enjoy!

photo by Edie Lauer

photo by Edie Lauer

INGREDIENTS 

For Chai Tea:

1 cup water
1 bag of your favorite black tea
1 whole clove
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

For Cold Milk Mixture:
1/2 cup milk (soy, almond, cow, or whatever you like)
1 - 2 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup (depending how sweet you like it)

Pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg for on top


TO MAKE
In a small saucepan, bring the water, tea bag, and spices to a boil. Turn off the heat and let steep 5 minutes or so. Remove tea bag and whole clove and allow steeped tea to cool. (Tip: to speed the cooling, place the saucepan in a bowl of ice.) 

Whisk together maple syrup and milk. 

Pour cooled tea into a tall glass. Pour milk and maple syrup mixture into the tea, and add plenty of ice. Sprinkle top with cinnamon or nutmeg and enjoy!