Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

I love proper Indian Tea, but when I make it myself I take some liberties with it... mmmmmmm... Cardamom!


  1. Heat water in a pan.
  2. Add sugar, peppercorns, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and aniseed and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and let boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Add tea leaves and milk and bring to boil.
  5. Simmer on stove top for 30 minutes.
  6. Strain into cups.
Most Helpful

Mild, tasty, yummy. Thank you. This was my first foray into homemade chai and I can't wait to make some more!

Jmommy209 January 27, 2009

awwww Rhonda... being indian, chai runs in my blood. i love my tea wit too much milk and too much sugar,and the works !! i think ur recipe is pretty much the same as any indian tea wallahs. only, this would be called, "Masala Chai "

Laya Sriraam November 27, 2007