Easy Chai Tea Recipe


This spiced chai tea recipe is simple and satisfying.

Two pink saucers on a surface with clear glasses of chai
Photo: Crystal Hughes
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 cups

For some people, chai is a way of life, and for others, the milk-infused tea is a luxury they don't get to enjoy often enough. With this easy chai tea recipe, you can make coffee shop quality chai tea at home in five quick steps. Another bonus is that the recipe only calls for a few ingredients: whole milk, black tea, and some spices you might already have in your pantry.


Crystal Hughes


  • 8 cardamom seeds

  • 8 cloves

  • 4 black peppercorns

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 4 bags black tea (such as Darjeeling)

  • 8 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste


  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 of water.

  3. Bring mixture to a boil then remove from heat.

  4. Add the tea bags, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.

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

    Two pink saucers on a surface with clear glasses of chai
    Crystal Hughes

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
4g Fat
14g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 4g
Calcium 143mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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