Spicy Chai Tea

Preparation time:
10 mins
Cooking time:
20 mins

This deliciously soothing recipe from nutritionist Mary Purdy is the perfect morning coffee replacement or the ideal guilt-free end to a meal. Even better? Ginger and lemon help enhance digestion and ease bloating. So, drink up!


15 whole cloves
15 cardamom pods
15 black peppercorns
3 tsp fennel seeds
2 cinnamon sticks
4 slices fresh ginger (5mm thick)
1 tsp finely grated orange zest
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Pure maple syrup, stevia or honey (optional)
Lemon wedges (optional)


1. Combine 3 cups of water with all the spices and the ginger in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
2. Add the orange zest and vanilla and simmer for another 5 minutes. Strain and add sweetener to taste. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.


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