If you still need a Christmas gift and don’t have much time on your hands this will be perfect. Done in less than half an hour and so good you might want to consider keeping it. I recommend making a bigger amount, so you don’t have to be sad to give it all away but instead can keep some for yourself.
There is no black tea in the recipe, so for some chai just brew some tea, warm some milk and add as much syrup as you like. You can also flavour your coffee with it.
For the recipe I used a mix between farin sugar and cane sugar. Farin sugar is a brown sugar to which sugar cane molasses or dark syrup has been added and it is really sticky. You can use any kind of sugar you like. I chose farin sugar because it has a dark malty taste to it.
350 ml water
300 g sugar
2 tsp cloves
1-2 pieces star anise
7 cardamom pods
2 pieces cinnamon bark
8 berries allspice
Bring the water with the sugar to boil on medium heat. When everything is dissolved, add the spices and let it boil slightly for around 20 minutes. Pour everything through a strainer, or in case you used ground spices, through a cheesecloth and fill into bottles. The syrup should last in the fridge for a long time. Enjoy!