Chai tea and pumpkin syrup.

Chai has been a favorite drink of mine for awhile. I’ve looked for a homemade recipe, but up until now everyone calls for cardamom and I just can’t seem to find it at the local Kroger.

Here’s one that does not!

Chai Blend [adapted from (Never Home) Maker]

  • 3/4 C black tea (I used TJ’s Cinnamon Vanilla Black Tea and English Breakfast)
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 2 t ground ginger
  • 1/2 t ground cloves
  • 1 t ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 t black pepper
Do this: Mix all ingredients and combine with water. I use about 2 teaspoons for cup of water – you can add to your own taste!
Pumpkin Spice Syrup [from Sugarcrafter]
  • 1 & 1/4 C Water
  • 1 & 1/4 C sugar (or Splenda)
  • 2 T cinnamon
  • 1/2 t ground cloves
  • 1/2 t ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 t ground ginger
  • 2 T pumpkin puree
Do this: Simmer water and sugar, until sugar is dissolved. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for about 5 minutes. Pour into jar or bottle.