The Feast of Mary Magdalene is almost here! She was a faithful disciple who supported Jesus’ ministry and was there for his crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. Since she was one of the women faithfully waiting to anoint the body of Jesus with myrrh and spices, she is known as one of the “Myrrh Bearers.” That’s why you’ll often see her depicted with a jar of myrrh and spices.
To celebrate her day, make something with lots of spices like this homemade chai tea!
My family loves this chai tea recipe. It is so good and so easy to make. Simply add equal parts chai and milk and then sweeten to taste. Your family will love it!
12 cardamom pods, gently crushed
8 whole black peppercorns
8 whole cloves
4-inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced
4 cups water
4 cinnamon sticks
3 whole allspice (optional)
2 Tbsp. brown sugar (more or less to taste)
2 star anise
1 vanilla bean, sliced down the middle
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
4 black tea bags
Bring all ingredients except tea bags together to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add tea bags and let steep for 5 minutes. Pour mixture through a strainer and reserve the liquid for concentrate, and let cool to room temperature.
Mix equal parts concentrate with water or milk to make chai tea. Or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week.
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