Chai Tea from Scratch

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

No coffee creamer or instant tea here. Wait until you catch the aroma of this wafting through your house! Adapted from several online sources with inspiration most notably from my own spice stash, but also from the side box of Yogi tea, and, etc. Be sure the milk or milk substitute you use is very fresh!

Top Review by Jociecee

What a wonderful, flavorful chai recipe-great blend of spices that smelled and tasted heavenly!I made this for Best of 2010 cookbook tag-thanks for the great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. *NOTE: Any number of black tea varieties can be used in this recipe: Ceylon Orange Pekoe, Darjeeling, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, etc. You'll have to try several types of tea to find out which you prefer.
  2. Pour the water into a heavy bottomed pan. Add the spices and tea bags (or loose tea placed in a tea infuser or muslin cloth).
  3. Bring to a boil, partially cover pan and simmer about 20 minutes to allow spices to intensify.
  4. Add the milk or milk substitute and heat through WITHOUT boiling until hot.
  5. Pour chai tea through a strainer into tea cups. Add sweetener of choice if desired.
  6. Sit, sip, close your eyes, relax, enjoy!
  7. Servings are estimated.

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