Chai Tea Toddy


Cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, and fresh ginger all play a role in developing the delicious flavors in this slow cooker drink. It's perfect for sipping on cold winter nights.

Chai Tea Toddy
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
2 hrs
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
8 cups


  • 2 tablespoon chopped, peeled fresh ginger

  • 2 3 inch cinnamon sticks, broken

  • 10 whole cardamom pods, crushed

  • 10 whole cloves

  • 5 whole peppercorns

  • 4 cup half-and-half

  • 3 cup water

  • ½ cup honey

  • 4 black tea bags

  • ½ - 1 cup brandy

  • Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom


  1. For spice bag, place first five ingredients (through peppercorns) on a double-thick, 6- to 8-inch square of 100%-cotton cheesecloth. Bring up corners; tie closed with 100%-cotton string.

  2. In a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker combine half-and-half, the water, and honey. Add spice bag. Cover and cook on low 2 to 3 hours. Turn off cooker. Remove and discard spice bag.

  3. Add tea bags to mixture in cooker, draping strings over sides. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing gently to remove liquid. Stir in brandy. Sprinkle lightly with ground cinnamon. If desired, serve with additional cinnamon sticks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
10g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 172mg 4%
Folate, total 8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
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.

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