Feel as though autumn is wrapping you in a warm,fuzzy blanket,with this SPICY CHAI HONEY recipe! Great to use in tea,coffee,wine, and smoothies!

The Best DIY Spicy Chai Honey Recipe

A few years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to an amazing thing…. Chai Honey. In a short time, that jar was finished.  It was one of the greatest ways I have experienced honey!  I have experimented in the kitchen with my own version of this, and I finally came to what I think is the perfect Spicy Chai Honey recipe!  If you want to feel as though autumn is wrapping you in a warm, fuzzy, happy blanket, then you must give this recipe a “go”! Great to use in tea, coffee, wine, and smoothies…..

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The spices in chai and the the properties of honey are known to have some pretty amazing soothing affects when you have throat discomfort or feel under the weather. Before I share the recipe, I wanted to explain the spices I used in them:

Cardamom– Cardamom has a strong, unique spicy-sweet taste, which is slightly aromatic.  It is often used in Middle Eastern, Indian , and Asian cultures for flavoring food and many health benefits such as supporting healthy gums, respiratory and throat ailments, and digestive health.Cardamom_pods_-_Green_BNC

Star Anise-  another Asian spice that resembles the flavor of liquorice. It is spicy and sweet.  It has been used as a main component in influenza medications. star anise

Cinnamon-  One of the world’s most common, delicious spices!

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Black Pepper- A warm Asian spice known in history as “black gold”.  (It once was so valued it was used as currency!) Contains vitamin K and manganese.

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Ginger- A SPICY Asian, Middle Eastern root that is known to ease stomach discomfort.

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Honey-  Besides delicious, honey is known to be soothing to the stomach and throat during discomfort. honey

 

Here’s what you need: 

Feel as though autumn is wrapping you in a warm,fuzzy blanket,with this SPICY CHAI HONEY recipe! Great to use in tea,coffee,wine, and smoothies!

Here’s what you do:

  1. Remove the seeds from the inside of the cardamom pods by peeling away the outer green paper shell.
  2. In a pestle, gently mix together and coarsely crush all ingredients except the honey.
  3. In a  saucepan on low heat, combine all the crushed spices with the honey and bring to a boil.  BE careful that the heat is not too high that the honey will scorch.  It will burn easily.  It will come to a boil in about 1 minute. It will be frothy and very HOT! Boil for about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Use a fine mesh colander or cheesecloth to strain the honey into a 4oz jar after 2-3 minutes of cooling.
  5. Cover with an air tight lid.  Can be stored in a dark, cool space or the refrigerator for longer storage.
  6. Mix in with your favorite drink or dish, and enjoy!

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