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Slow-Cooker Chai Tea Recipe
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Slow-Cooker Chai Tea Recipe

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The sweet and spicy aroma that wafts from the slow cooker as this pleasantly flavored chai tea cooks is wonderful. —Crystal Jo Burns, Iliff, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3-1/2 ounces fresh gingerroot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 25 whole cloves
  • 15 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 3 whole peppercorns
  • 3-1/2 quarts water
  • 8 individual black tea bags
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 114 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 43 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.


  1. Place the first five ingredients on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string. Add spice bag and water to a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 8 hours.
  2. Add tea bags; cover and steep 3-5 minutes. Discard tea bags and spice bag. Stir in milk; heat through. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Chai Tea in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2010, p90

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"Absolutely wonerful! I like it a little sweeter, so I put in more conensed milk but the spice combination was perfect."

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