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With our easy chai tea recipe, you can make coffeeshop-quality chai tea at home and enjoy it anytime. In this video, we'll show you step-by-step exactly how to make it using just a few ingredients: whole milk, black tea, and some spices you probably already have in your pantry.

Sara Quessenberry


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

5 mins
20 mins
Makes 4 cups


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place the cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a heavy skillet.

  • 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.

  • Strain into cups. To each cup, add 2 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste.

Nutrition Facts

108 calories; fat 4g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 12mg; sodium 54mg; protein 4g; carbohydrates 14g; sugars 14g; calcium 143mg.