Serves: 5 cups concentrate
5 cups of water
8 bags of black tea
1 stick of cinnamon
10 green cardamom pods
10 star anise
1 tbsp whole cloves
3 inches of fresh ginger cut in slices
1 tbsp black peppercorns
¾ cup to 1 cup cashew milk
Maple syrup or coconut sugar to taste
Put the water, tea bags and spices in a pot and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove tea bags and simmer for an additional 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and strain liquids in to a jar.
For a hot beverage, put equal parts concentrate and cashew milk over medium heat until warm.
Sweeten to taste.
Store chai concentrate in the fridge.