6 x 7cm cinnamon sticks 
2 tablespoons green cardamom pods
4 star anise
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
2 teaspoons whole cloves
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
1/2 cup finely chopped candied ginger
1 1/2 cups loose leaf black tea
1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
2. Place spices onto a lined oven tray. Toast until fragrant (5-10 minutes). Cool.
3. Transfer toasted spices to a zip lock bag. Crush into small pieces (to fit into a tea bag or into a tea strainer).
4. Place the crushed spices, ginger and black tea leaves into a bowl. Mix well.
5. Transfer chai mix into a jar or into tea bags as desired.
How to Brew Chai:
Steep 1-2 tablespoons of chai mix in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. Strain, add hot milk, honey or sugar to taste and serve immediately.
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