By BakinBaby on December 16, 2008
Photo by Chicagoland Chef du Jour
Photo by Chicagoland Chef du Jour
"Watch out Starbucks, you'll be out of business in no time. When word gets out about this easy to make mix you'll be crying the blues. It makes a lovely Christmas Gift in a Jar or heck make it for yourself and drink up every morning, and skip the 5 buck trip to Starbucks. The nutmeg and allspice is an added spice hit, use as desired. Also, I've been playing around with the amount of sugar, I like the sweetness with just 1/2 cup sugar. If you don't care for the residue in the bottom of your cup, I understand you can strain it with a fine sieve. Food for thought. Note 12-21-12 (I want to thank the gal that just reviewed The Chai Tea.... she used it in her K coffee machine by just running hot water into the cup, perfect temperature for the tea mix)"
Serving Size: 1 (14 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 36
"I won't rate because I didn't follow the directions exactly - My overall result was pretty good but not great. Something was missing but I couldn't put my finger on it...
I added everything including the optional ingredients (um, since when is cardamom expensive? It's very inexpensive at any ethnic grocer), but I only used plain coffee creamer (2 1/2 cups) and added a scraped vanilla bean to the mix. All said and done, I had to do some tweeking to get it to a place that tasted right - I added the full amount of sugar plus some (since none of my coffee creamer had sugar in it, i guess?) and extra of most of the spices.
I separated the mix into little glass jars and added half of a vanilla bean (left over from scraping) to each to slowly infuse more vanilla. They look very pretty : )"
"AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH You have ruined me for-ev-ah. Made for Everyday Is A Holiday."
"This is really great! I haven't had the chai tea from starbuck's, but DS has developed a liking for it. So I tasted it, and I'm sending him half of the mix to have at college. Thanks for sharing your lovely mix!"
"This tastes almost like the Chai Tea Latte I get at Starbucks. I followed the recipe exactly as written, except that I was all out of allspice. I took some into work and my coworkers loved it too. This Chai Tea Mix would make a great gift and is going right into my keeper file. Thanks for sharing. Made for January, 2009 Bevy Tag. Update: This recipe is in my Top Favorites of 2009 Cookbook."
"This is so good. I made half of this recipe and it turned out great. Thanks for sharing!"
"Made for Holiday Tag. I love all the spicy flavours in this tea...reminds me of my Indian friends...they made Chai for me so having this mix brings me back to good times with good friends.Thanks so much!"
"Made a half batch as that's all I had enough instant tea for, lol. I would cut back on the sugar a bit next time. I added extra creamer & powdered milk for extra richness/creaminess. I love it! Please treat yourself to cardamom...it's really not much more expensive than most other spices! (btw, the mix is half gone in 3 days!) Made for 12/08 vegetarian swap."
"Made this up the other day & shared it with several friends, & we all agree it's well worth 5 stars! I did cut the sugar back to just a generous 1/2 cup & then included all of the spices listed ~ OUTSTANDING & certainly a keeper! Thanks for posting it! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Every Day Is a Holiday!]"
"This is fabulous! It's been a while since I had bought up the Safeway brand of chai latte mix, but when I went to buy some recently they didn't have it. I was disappointed til I founds this recipe. This is far better and rivals Starbucks for sure!<br/><br/>I like my chai with a bit of bite so I doubled the ginger. I also made mine without sugar. That gives people an option for sweetening their chai (assuming I share) I used 1/2 packet sweet n low."
"This was very good and my son loved it, it is not the Kuwait style chai tea that my son was use to, but it was good enough for him and me. My husband is not a tea drinker and did not like it but them he don't really have any taste buds for good coffee or teas. We will be making this again and I might play with it a bit to see what I can do with it. I found that boiling water is not a good idea for it makes the milk do funny thinks. We just run water through our k-cup maker and it is just right."
"I used everything except the sugar. I thought the french vanilla creamer had enough sugar in it. I gave it as gifts and everyone has loved it! Thanks for this fantastic recipe."
"Wow, wow, WOW! Move over Starbucks! This is amazing! I used all the spices on the list but subbed instant creamer for the powdered milk, I forgot to pick some up. I successfully halved the recipe but now I am shaking my head wondering why I didn't triple it! It's that good. I will definitely make more and share with friends. This is simply delightful! Thanks BakinBaby, this rocks my world!!! P. S. Splenda works great in this!"
"Love it, love it, love it. This is a wonderful concoction. First I made a half a batch without the Cardamom (Because I didn't have any.). It was good, but the next batch with Cardamom was excellent. I made my batches without the sugar. I use splenda and wasn't sure what the food processor would do to it. The good thing about this is everyone could sweeten to their liking. Sugar substitute, plain sugar, honey etc. Usually about a teaspoon or so per cup Chai. The last one I used a touch of honey and a packet of splenda. Oh yummmm! Thanks BakinBaby for sharing this recipe."
"I want to make this as I have made it in the past.. it is wonderful but In Tasmania they do not have Instant Iced Tea..or Instant Tea at all.. Until I find a way to import it.. Im stuck. But when I visit the US..Look Out Starbucks.."
"I made this thanks to Crafty Lady's suggestion and am so pleased with the results! I usually like my drinks pretty sweet and used 3/4 cup of sugar which seemed perfect to me. I had planned on giving some as a gift but it is going to be pretty hard to give this tasty delight up! Next time I might add even more spice. Thanks for the great recipe BAkin Baby!"