Recipes and Cooking Chai Tea Base 3.1 (21) Add your rating & review Your slow cooker has probably earned a permanent position on the countertop this season. Give it a break from stews and roasts to make this aromatic, spicy tea. Honey, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg sweeten and balance out peppercorn, cardamom, and black tea. For a cool twist, serve over ice. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 4, 2013 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 15 mins Slow Cook Time: 6 hrs Stand Time: 10 mins Total Time: 6 hrs 25 mins Servings: 14 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 cup water ⅔ cup honey 8 - 12 inch stick cinnamon 1 2 inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced ½ teaspoon whole cardamom seeds (without pods) 16 whole cloves 16 whole black peppercorns ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 12 black tea bags 7 cup low-fat milk Directions In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine the water and honey, stirring until honey is dissolved. Add stick cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, peppercorns, and nutmeg. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. Add tea bags. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve lined with double-thick, 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. For each serving, in a small saucepan heat 1/2 cup of the tea base and 1/2 cup of the milk until steaming. Iced Chai: Prepare as directed, except serve over ice. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 104 Calories 1g Fat 20g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 14 Calories 104 % Daily Value * Total Fat 1g 1% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 6mg 2% Sodium 59mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 20g 7% Total Sugars 20g Protein 4g Vitamin C 0.1mg 1% Calcium 154mg 12% Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 253mg 5% Folate, total 14.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.