Chai Recipe
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Chai (rhymes with "pie") is the word for tea in some parts of the world...but in India, it's a spiced milk tea that's becoming more popular in North America. This recipe is just as tasty as any coffee-house chai. —Peggy Fleming
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 individual tea bags
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Sweetened whipped cream, ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 159 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (23g sugars, trace fiber), 5g protein

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in milk. Return to a boil; boil for 1 minute, then strain. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Pour into mugs. Top each with whipped cream, cinnamon and a cinnamon stick if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chai in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p20

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"I make this recipe many many times throughout the cooler months. However, I've altered it some. I buy all ground spices except for the cloves...put all the spices in a coffee filter and tie the filter with the tea bag strings. It makes for an easy cleanup, and no straining to worry about. It's a great recipe that I highly recommend."

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"I am a Chai LOVER and this recipe was great! It made a lot, but I refrigerated the leftovers and had some the next 2 days! DELISH!"

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"I am a Chai LOVER and this recipe was great! It made a lot, but I refrigerated the leftovers and had some the next 2 days! DELISH!"

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

"Oh yes, it is c l o v e s in chai tea, NO chocolate ! Looking at my box of chai tea and it uses black tea , cinnamon, Ginger Root, black pepper, cardamom, c l o v e s, and star anise."

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

"Live in South Texas,can someone let me know where to find cardamom "pods" ? We love chai tea but the chai tea bags I have found do not have enough spice, so I would like to try this one. Thanks !"

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