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Slow-Cooked Chai Tea

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2022
A friend brought chai tea over to my mother’s house. She told us that in India it is served every day. I had never had it before. I liked it so much I came up with a recipe to re-create it. —Patty Crouse, Warren, Pennsylvania
Slow-Cooked Chai Tea Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 6 black tea bags
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place all ingredients in a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high until heated through, 3-4 hours. Discard tea bags. Serve tea warm.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 131 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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