Chai (Spiced Indian Tea)

Vickie Parks


There are several (maybe hundreds ?) other chai recipes posted all over the Internet, but none have quite the lineup of spices that are included in this recipe, which I really liked a lot. It's delicious!


★★★★★ 4 votes

5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 1/2 cups
  • 1 cup
    half & half milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon (or 1/2 inch cinnamon stick)
  • 1/3 tsp
    ground cardamom (or 3 cardamom pods)
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves (or 2 whole cloves, crushed)
  • 3 bags
    black tea (green tea and tea blends don't work well)
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp
    sugar, or to taste

How to Make Chai (Spiced Indian Tea)


  1. Place water, half and half, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and cloves in tea pot or saucepot and let it reach a low boil. Stir well, and let boil 2 more minutes.
  2. While still boiling, add the tea bags and let it reach desired tea strength.
  3. Add sugar as desired, and serve hot.

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About Chai (Spiced Indian Tea)

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Indian
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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