Chai Tea Recipes
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Tired of plain black tea with just milk and sugar? Spice up your life with chai tea recipes!



Chai tea is the American word for “masala chai,” which is an Indian drink made with tea, spices, milk and honey.

“Masala chai” means actually means “spiced tea.” Americans have shortened it to simply “chai,” however, which is a generic word for tea in other parts of the world. Whatever you choose to call it, chai tea is a deliciously different way to enjoy your favorite beverage. Check out my inviting chai tea recipes!

Chai Tea Recipes #1:
Classic Masala Chai

chai-tea-recipesThis is a basic chai recipe that uses whole spices.

Ingredients

2 cups water

3-5 cloves

1 cinnamon stick

2-3 cardamom pods

3-5 peppercorns

½ inch of ginger root

1/4 cup honey

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons black tea leaves

How to make

Step 1. In a large pot on the stove, bring the water to a boil with the spices.

Step 2. Turn the heat down to low, cover the pot, and let the spices simmer for a few minutes.

Step 3. Add the honey and the milk and bring back to a boil.

Step 4. Add the tea bags, remove from heat and let them steep for 5 minutes.

Step 5. Remove tea bags and spices and transfer the chai to cups.

Step 6. Serves 3

Chai Tea Recipes #2:
Chai in a Hurry

chai-tea-recipesNo time to track down whole spices and let them simmer on the stove? Here’s a simplified recipe that comes together quickly!

Ingredients

3 cups water

3 cups milk

6 black tea bags

1/2 cup honey

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 

1/8 teaspoon white pepper

How to make

Step 1. In a pot on the stove, heat the milk and the water together until they begin to boil.

Step 2. As soon as the liquid in the pot starts boiling, take it off the heat. You don’t want the milk to get “skin” on it!

Step 3. Add the tea bags, and put the pot back on low heat on the stove for 3-5 minutes.

Step 4. Remove the tea bags, and add the honey and the powdered spices.

Chai Tea Recipes #3:
Give the Gift of Chai

This chai tea mix makes a delicious gift that is also easy on the pocketbook. Simply package the mix in a jar, cover the lid with pretty fabric and tie a gift tag on it with a nice ribbon.

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsweetened instant tea, without lemon or other flavorings

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of dry milk

½ cup of dry vanilla-flavored coffee creamer

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon of powdered cardamom

1 teaspoon of ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves

1/8 teaspoon of white pepper

How to make

Step 1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.

Step 2. Using a wire whisk, stir until everything is combined into a smooth powdered mix.

Step 3. Spoon into a jar, label and decorate.

How to prepare

Add 2-4 teaspoons of mix (depending on desired strength) into a mug of hot water and stir.

Chai Tea Recipes #4:
Rich and Creamy Chocolate Chai

Chai and chocolate…a match made in heaven!

Ingredients

3 cups water

3 cups milk

6 black tea bags

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons of sugar

2 envelopes hot chocolate mix

How to make

Step 1. In a large pot, bring the water and milk to a boil.

Step 2. Turn the heat down to low, and add the tea bags and spices.

Step 3. Let the tea bags simmer for 3-5 minutes, and then take them out of the pot.

Step 4. Add the sugar and the hot chocolate mix and whisk together with the chai tea until the drink is smooth and frothy.

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