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Slow-Cooker Chai Tea

A wonderful sweet and spicy aroma wafts from the slow cooker as this pleasantly flavored chai tea cooks. —Crystal Jo Burns, Iliff, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)


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


  • Place first 5 ingredients on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string. Place spice bag and water in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 8 hours. Discard spice bag.
  • Add tea bags; steep, covered, 3-5 minutes according to taste. Discard tea bags. Stir in milk; heat through. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 109 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • eddee092901
    Sep 28, 2019

    Please tell Kareninflorida there is no mistake sweetened condensed milk is canned milk with a ton of sugar in it wonderful authentic NAAFI tea recipe

  • Thresia
    Aug 21, 2019

    Great recipe I will definitely be making this recipe again . Thank you

  • kareninflorida
    May 13, 2019

    Sounds delicious, but I think there may be some ingredients missing from the recipe. The instructions mention milk, but there isn't any milk listed in the ingredients. Also, is it meant to be unsweetened?

  • Sally2007
    Mar 27, 2017

    Great recipe, I made it twice and both times I had none left over. I really make your house smell like Christmas. Will definitely make it again.

  • bncox
    Feb 8, 2014

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