14 Reviews

Brilliant! A quick suggestion - using coarsely powdered dry (dehydrated) ginger instead of fresh ginger would impart a very wholesome spicy flavour. Magically clears blocked sinuses and soothes the throat as well. <br/>Replace 1/4 tsp fresh ginger with 1/8 tsp (or a pinch) of dry ginger.

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TheEnchantedOne February 16, 2014

Very nice indeed, nice spiciness to it. Next batch I'll try with honey. Thanks for sharing.

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gzaliab May 15, 2013

This is a perfect base recipe! I had to use cardamom seeds as opposed to pods so I guessed at how many and used 16 (I looked online and saw that a pod can have 8-12 seeds). I love cardamom and that was a good amount for me. I think next time I will increase the ginger and/or pepper since a like a little more bite. I also used 4 tea bags in place of the loose tea and that seemed to work well. I've been searching for a good chia tea recipe. Thanks, Sharon123 for posting!

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busywifeandmom March 04, 2012

I admit up front I don't love hot tea. But I LOVE this tea! Spicy and just barely sweet with a depth of flavor and creaminess I've never tasted before in tea. DH loved it too. I made coffe too (just in case) but we both liked the tea more today. I also got to use the mortar/pestle I got for Christmas and that was a fun bonus. Worth making just to make the house smell so good! Made for ZWT6 by a fellow Looney Spoon.

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Ma Field May 22, 2010

Delicious chai. Exactly what I think chai should taste like. I added a star anise just because I had some but I don't think it needs it, and used dark brown sugar instead of granulated. I used rice dream for the milk because we are dairy free but had a problem that after boiling it, it began to separate for some reason so the next time I added the rice milk after all the simmering was done and it was perfect. I will definitely make this again.

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UmmBinat September 23, 2009

5 decadent, aromatic, Chai-spiced stars all the way! I think I will make a batch of the mix for whenever I need a super Chai fix. Thanks so much! UPDATE: I just have to say how much I have come to LOVE this tea. A big steaming cup of this makes me forget the existence of lattes (a huge achievement for any cup of tea!). Thanks again Sharon!

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White Rose Child January 18, 2009

Lovely authentic spicy chai recipe. We didn't use any black tea, replaced the sugar with splenda, left out the ground ginger, water and milk. I increased the servings 15-fold, and have it stored in a jar with a vanilla pod. We have this mixed with milk most nights before sleeping. Sometimes I also add fresh grated ginger, and strain before serving.

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Zaatarbella July 22, 2008

This is a delightful chai!! Very delicious and easy to make. I multiplied it by 7 to make for a group and it was a big hit. I've made it a couple of times now and must confess once I was in a hurry and missed adding in the ginger and pepper and didn't realize till later, as it was still very good, just slightly different in flavor. I did use green cardamom pods. Wonderful, thank you, Sharon123!!

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TnuSami May 06, 2008

This was a really nice chai. I used six peppercorns and soy milk instead of regular. Next time I think I will use fresh ginger too and add some star anise. All in all this was a good chai that I will make again. Thanks for posting!

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cyaos February 10, 2008

This is a GREAT spicy chai! I've tried several and this is one of the BEST! I used 1 percent milk, decaf tea and Splenda. I used regular ground pepper and probably should have ground up some whole peppercorns with the rest of the spices instead because it ended up very peppery...but I like black pepper heat and flavor so I still LOVED it. This also smells WONDERFUL while the spices are simmering. Thanks for this keeper recipe! Made for Photo tag.

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Engrossed September 27, 2007
Indian Masala Chai