Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

A cheap homemade mixture for a fast and delicious spiced black tea. I got this spice mix recipe in Jodhpur (India). I use this mix in my office, where we get hot water, but we don't have the possibility to cook. At home I prefere to boil (5 minutes!) the tea in an mix of water and fresh milk with these spices added. The qualitiy of the ingredients and the spices is relevant!


  1. Mix all the above ingredients and store in tightly closed jars.
  2. Instructions for the tea preparetion:.
  3. Prepare your black tea as usual (I like it very strong!).
  4. Remove the black tea bag.
  5. Add two teaspoons of the spiced mixture per serving cup.
  6. This tea will be better if you boil all together again (for example in the microwave).
  7. Add sugar other sweetener as desired. If you want add more milk; This depends only on your taste!
  8. Enjoy (time does not include tea preparation).
  9. Note: You can add 1-2 sugar cups directly in the mixture. Add 3 or more teaspoons mixture per cup.
Most Helpful

It made a nice drink,though the powdered milk flavor came through more than I wanted too.Creamer might be better,or increasing the amount of spices might work too. But a good replacement when out of milk.

littlemafia February 10, 2011

Made and used this with Apple Crumble With Tea Masala Spices#482431, and along with a cup of tea, which I rarely have on a cool, rainy day really enjoyed this. I also made this as written using coffee creamer. Very nice flavoring recipe that myself, DS, and the neighbors enjoyed that was made with the previous recipe above, that made for an excellent dessert at our poker night.

weekend cooker September 23, 2012

Very nice - I made a nice cup with decaf black tea after dinner. Delicious! I think I will also follow Mikekey's advice and try it in my coffee - I always make my chicory coffee with some added cinnamon anyway, so this will be an added bonus. Thanks for posting awalde. I did use the powdered milk option, and I could find no aftertaste with the spices. I made 1/2 of the recipe, and I'll be taking my jar of chai with me tomorrow to work. Made for ZWT8 Family Picks from the India APCB and the Herbaceous Curvaceous Honeys.

FloridaNative September 03, 2012