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Hot Chocolate ChaiServes two | Recipe adapted from Cook Republic

IngredientsHot chocolate
1½ cups milk
1/4 cup thickened cream
2½ tbsp hot chocolate powder

Chai
3 tsp Caravan black tea
1 large cinnamon stick
2 whole pods of star anise
3 cups hot water

Directions
1. Begin by steeping the black tea, star anise and cinnamon stick in the hot water for five minutes. Strain the tea and set aside the cinnamon and star anise.

2. Heat the milk and cream in a saucepan over medium heat. When the milk becomes hot enough to foam at the edges, combine the hot chocolate, star anise, cinnamon and one cup of the chai tea made earlier. Simmer the mixture over low heat and stir for about five minutes until the drink is piping hot.

3. Pour into mugs, dust the tops with chocolate powder and serve.

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Hot Chocolate Chai
Serves two | Recipe adapted from Cook Republic

Ingredients
Hot chocolate
1½ cups milk
1/4 cup thickened cream
2½ tbsp hot chocolate powder

Chai
3 tsp Caravan black tea
1 large cinnamon stick
2 whole pods of star anise
3 cups hot water

Directions
1. Begin by steeping the black tea, star anise and cinnamon stick in the hot water for five minutes. Strain the tea and set aside the cinnamon and star anise.

2. Heat the milk and cream in a saucepan over medium heat. When the milk becomes hot enough to foam at the edges, combine the hot chocolate, star anise, cinnamon and one cup of the chai tea made earlier. Simmer the mixture over low heat and stir for about five minutes until the drink is piping hot.

3. Pour into mugs, dust the tops with chocolate powder and serve.

Get our Portland Mug!