Simple Vanilla Chai
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Spiced tea flavored with vanilla creamer
Recipe type: Whole30
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2 cups
  • 3-4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of Nut Pod Creamer
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tea bag (any kind of black tea)
  • 2-4 cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon of whole cloves
  • 1 whole nutmeg (or a piece that's been grated down)
  1. Add water, tea bag and spices to a small saucepan on medium to high heat
  2. Bring to a boil, then continue to boil for 10-20 minutes
  3. Then add the creamer and vanilla extract and continue to boil for 5 minutes
  4. Remove from heat, then strain off the spices and tea bag
  5. Pour into your favorite tea cup or mug and enjoy warm
I use a decaffeinated black tea for my chai, but feel free to use any black tea blend you like

Letting the milk/creamer boil in the tea adds to the creaminess of the chai

For the nutmeg I use leftover bits of nutmeg that are too tiny to grate without shredding my fingers and I just add them to the water with all the other spices
Recipe by Metemgee at