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Chai Tea Mix

I received this recipe from my sister, who got it from a friend in Alaska. This warming drink makes a great Christmas gift. For friends at work, I bought some cute jars with lids. I placed some fabric on top and tied them with ribbon. —Donna Gish, Blue Springs, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    32 servings (8 cups tea mix)


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups unsweetened instant tea
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered French vanilla nondairy creamer
  • 1-1/4 cups powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup hot 2% milk


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 12 ingredients. In a blender, cover and process tea mixture in batches until powdery. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
  • To prepare chai tea: Place 1/4 cup mix in a mug. Add hot milk; stir until combined.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup chai tea: 257 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Maureen
    May 8, 2017

    Would like to know where we can buy the instant tea, tried a few stores and they dont carry it. Pls help!!

  • Leesaml
    Dec 23, 2015

    Thought it was really good. My husband said it was too sweet. Giving it as gift for Christmas

  • ahhschucks
    Jan 20, 2015

    This is amazing! I believe that blending the ingredients is the key to a perfect drink every time. My daughter says that this is way better than Starbuck's.

  • SWI
    Dec 3, 2014

    This sounds really good sans all the sugar which I noticed you didn't put in the break down for nutritional content. That is an enormous amount of sugar! Will be experimenting and hoping to keep the integrity of the tea. Thanks.

  • DeKay81
    Nov 6, 2014

    This mix is very good. My husband asks me often to make it. It reminds me of the chai tea cappuccinos that you can get at some of the gas station cappuccino machines but it tastes much, much better!

  • amysmess
    Jan 14, 2014

    This is an excellent recipe! It was quick, simple and makes a great gift! I will be using this recipe forever!

  • carriegj
    Dec 28, 2013

    Delicious! So easy to make and easier to drink!

  • omathiessen
    Nov 23, 2013

    I will make this for Christmas, however will be using splenda, both brown and white. Thank you!!!!

  • imscotty
    Apr 20, 2013

    tast so good

  • LaDawn Marie
    Dec 20, 2012

    Holy smokes this is good!