Homemade Chai Mix

I got this recipe from the woman's weekend retreat at my church last.  It was wonderfully yummy.. but I must confess I love chai.  This is as good or better than the dry mixes you buy at the grocery, and should come out cheaper per cup!

I didn't learn who's recipe it was, but I'm glad they shared it!  It rivals a well known version from a home based party line... I can't believe I said that much :)

Spiced Chai Tea Mix

3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1 1/2 cup sugar (could probably use sugar substitute)
1 cup unsweetened instant tea (I don't like instant tea and didn't notice it at all)
3/4 cup vanilla powdered nondairy creamer
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Combine all ingredients.  Put through blender or food processor- process until powdery.  Store in airtight container for up to 6 months.  Makes 5 cups of mix.

To Prepare:  Dissole 3 tablespoons of mix in 3/4 cup of boiling water.  Stir well.  Use more or less water to suite your tastes.

I hope enjoy it!  I did!

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