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Chai

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 chai recipe is just as tasty as any coffee-house chai. —Terese Block, Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 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

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 159 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Melissa
    Apr 4, 2018

    Excellent! I only had ground cardamom so I used 1/4 tsp. My whole family loved this. I am sure I will be making this again and again.

  • ms.b.
    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.

  • PHYLLIS ALLEN
    Jun 23, 2013

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  • JoanieS68
    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!

  • JoanieS68
    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!

  • gretcheepoo
    Oct 18, 2011

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  • corpuscissy
    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.

  • corpuscissy
    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 !

  • dr_pace
    Jan 10, 2011

    a hot tea that I finely like; thanks so much for sharing!

  • LauraManning
    Nov 29, 2010

    Really great recipe.