Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Chai is easy to make and wonderful to enjoy. It is often enjoyed after a meal of Curry. This particular recipe, known as Chiah (pronounced "chee-ah") is one of many variations served in Southern Asia and some parts of Africa. This recipe is from one of my favorite books: Extending the Table and was contributed by Selma Unruh.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steep tea in boiling water.
  2. Add milk, sugar, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon stick.
  3. Simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors.
  4. Strain and serve hot.


Most Helpful

This was so soothing! I made this after a very difficult day at work, and it was so calming and smoothing. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

breezermom May 24, 2010

A very nice, subtle tea which I enjoyed for breakfast this morning. I scaled the recipe down for one easily. Thanks, this was a treat! Made by the Looney Spoon Phoodies for Zaar World Tour#6.

Sharon123 May 24, 2010

This was nice, as you can see from my name I do like my tea. When I saw this, I thought! I must make it. Oh what a lovely flavour it has, I made it to the recipe with no changes just to make sure I tasted it the way you meant it to be. I think the wonderful thing about it was that it was so fragrant, as most Asian recipes are. very, very nice indeed. Made for ZWT#6 2010 Thank you so much for posting.

Tea Jenny May 23, 2010

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