Easy Chai Tea

Carolyn Haas


Masala chai tea is the actual name for this delightful Indian beverage. Although there are many shortcuts and instant chai mixes, but this is the real deal! Or at least one version of it using real spices...


★★★★★ 3 votes

10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 8
    cardamom seeds
  • 8
  • 4
    black peppercorns
  • 2
    cinnamon sticks
  • 1
    1-inch piece of fresh ginger, slices
  • 2 c
    whole milk
  • 4 bag(s)
    black tea
  • 8 tsp
    sugar, or more, to taste
  • 2 c

How to Make Easy Chai Tea


  1. Place the cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a heavy skillet.
  2. Place the crushed spices in a medium saucepan, along with the cinnamon sticks, ginger, milk, and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add the tea bags, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain into cups. To each cup, add 2 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste.

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About Easy Chai Tea

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Indian
Hashtag: #himalayan

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