Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Talk about comfort! This is so warming (hard to think about it in the summer)--BF and I made this and drank it over the winter break.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the water in a saucepan, add the spices, and bring to a low boil.
  2. Turn down the heat and let simmer for 4 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add milk and sugar and bring to a heavy simmer.
  4. Add tea, turn off the heat, and let steep for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Strain into two cups and serve hot.


Most Helpful

Very good!! I omitted the black peppercorns (didn't have any) & subbed ground ginger for the fresh, & ground cloves for whole. It was great & I'll definitely be making this again!!

KristinB September 18, 2003

This is great! I added a few cardamon pods and extra peppercorns and cloves plus honey. I have a cold and this has really helped with my breathing. Thanks for a nice tea!! I'll be making this in very large batches!

Stew-It April 11, 2007

My kids really love this homemade chai. I slightly crush the peppercorns and cardamon as I add them to the water, and often substitute 2 teaspoons honey for the sugar. It's fine with soy milk, also.

basya January 22, 2007

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