Authentic Chai

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Woowoose

This recipe I got from living for 6 weeks in Dharamsala, Himmachal Pradesh, India.

Top Review by bakedapple42

Delicious! Very easy to make,too. I have made this Chai tea recipe with whole milk and also with almond milk, with good results both ways. Thank you for such a great recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start to heat the water to boiling.
  2. In the meantime, cut each peppercorn in half with a knife and crack open each cardamom pod by biting it or smashing it.
  3. Put all spices and ginger in the pan. Boil about 5 minutes or until the water is light brown colored from the spices.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of the milk and the tea. Then stir in the sugar making sure it melts.
  5. Add the rest of the milk and heat to almost boiling for a couple more minutes.
  6. Depending on your taste, you can add more or less milk or sugar to the recipe.
  7. Strain the mixture into glasses and taste authentic chai from the Himalayas!

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