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Test Kitchen Approved

Chai Tea

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cooking Time

10 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Skip the coffee shop and treat yourself to a warm mug of sweet-spiced nostalgia.

Serving Suggestions

Delicious hot or iced.

Recipe Notes

*To avoid the need to strain your tea, place chai spices in a muslin bag before adding to water so they can be easily removed. 

Ingredients

3 cups water


3 black tea bags

1 cups whole milk

¼ cups packed brown sugar or honey

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Chai Spices

    The origin of chai is credited to countries in the Himalayan region; India, Nepal, Pakistan and Tibet. In that region, the word "chai" means "tea"....

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Directions

Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Meanwhile, use a mortar and pestle, rolling pin, or the bottom of a cup to break open cardamom pods (green football-shaped pods in the chai spice mixture), exposing seeds. Add chai spices and black tea to boiling water, reduce heat to a simmer, and steep for 10 min. Stir in milk and sweetener and bring back to a simmer before removing from heat. Strain* and serve.