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These days, more people are drinking tea than ever before. The flavored varieties are especially popular. Nearly all combinations can create flavors, but teas with vanilla are natural, sophisticated blends with infusions which vary in quality and taste. You have black tea infusions, in addition to vanilla chai tea, all available in tea bags or as loose leaf teas.

Vanilla Chai Tea

Vanilla spice comes from a vanilla plant that is actually an orchid and its use can be traced back to hundreds of years. Chai is prevalent in Sri Lanka and India that it could be referred to as a National drink. You can brew chai with milk as well as a mixture of spices. The spices will determine each recipe.

The Vanilla Chai is actually a top-grade, delicious Indian tea that includes ginger, black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, black pepper, daisy and calendula. When you brew this full bodied tea it produces a creamy and spicy vanilla flavor that takes superb with sugar and milk. The French vanilla tea is one of the great flavors to drink. It can be a nice low-calorie, yet rich dessert to have with sweetener and milk. You definitely won’t need cookies or cake. It is also good to have as an iced tea, especially with a bit of sweetener.

Many high-quality herbal and black teas are available today, but it would take a top grade variety to stand up to the vanilla sweetness. Here is a recipe that you can use if you want to know how to make tea with vanilla chai:

Vanilla Chai Tea Recipe

For this, you will need these ingredients. Two cardamom pods, eight whole peppercorns, one cinnamon stick, half teaspoon of whole allspice, four whole cloves, one tablespoon of honey, eight individual tea bags, four cups of boiling water, one tablespoon of vanilla extract, two cups of 2% milk, ground allspice, one and half teaspoon of confectioners’ sugar and half cup of heavy whipping cream.

Making Vanilla ChaiHow to Make Vanilla Chai Tea

* Put the peppercorns, whole allspice, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and whole cloves in a large bowl. Use the ending of a wooden spoon handle to crush the mixture and release the aromas.

* Add the honey, tea bags and boiling water to the mixture. Cover and steep for six minutes.

* Heat the milk inside a small saucepan and then strain into a pitcher that is heat-proof. Stir in the vanilla and milk.

* Beat the cream in a small bowl until it starts to thicken then add the confectioners’ sugar and beat to get soft peaks. The servings can be topped off with whipped cream and a sprinkle of allspice.

Health Benefits of Vanilla Tea

Vanilla tea can be used to fight off flu and cold viruses; reduce body fevers and aches; act as a natural aphrodisiac to increase libido; improve sleep quality by alleviating insomnia and more. In fact, simply inhaling the tea’s aroma can calm anxiety and improve relaxation so it’s a good remedy for many ailments like upset stomach, headache and depression.