Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I found this on the web representing Tanzania. I have found that Africa consumes a lot of tea! Posted for ZWT.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer water, black tea leaves, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, and sugar for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the milk and heat just until hot.
  3. Strain and serve.
Most Helpful

Nice. I did use whole cardamom pods which I bruised but I didn't taste them much. Maybe it should be cardamom seeds in the same amount or even ground cardamom? I simmered Lipton Orange pekoe, Yellow Label tea bags less time as I would find it too strong for the full amount stated, I did simmer the spices in the tea for the full 10 minutes though. I used homemade almond milk to make this dairy free. Made for ZWT7 Africa, for my team, Food.Commandos

UmmBinat May 27, 2011

Chai lovers! This is a very easy and delicious to make your favorite drink at home. With the ability to control the sugar you add, this is a great recipe. Just the right amount of caramom. It's sweet, creamy and yummy. I'll be making my chai at home more often now that I know how easy it is. Thanks for posting, Jean!

Wendelina May 27, 2011

Very good. I cut the recipe in half and used a heaping measuring spoon of the cardamom because I love it. Added a bit of coarse black pepper to this while it simmered to give it a bit of the kick I like, as well as the changes I made to cut back on carbs, such as plain soy milk and Splenda rather than sugar. I'll make this again, but probably cut it back to a quarter recipe for just myself, or make it when there are other Chai drinkers in the house. Thanks for sharing.

Queen Roachie February 16, 2013