Homemade Chai-Spiced Tea *

Chai tea is a deliciously comforting and relaxing tea. Making this delightful tea from scratch is quite easy and uses spices you may already have on hand in your pantry. The tea is commonly made with black tea, but can be enjoyed with green tea or roobios as well. Serve hot or iced. (*For a Sugar-Free option be sure to use stevia to sweeten to taste.*)

So go on, make yourself a cup (or two 😉 )… you will appreciate how the exotic spicy fragrances fill your kitchen.

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon chips
    OR 1 cinnamon stick
  • 8 whole green cardamom pods
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger root (not powder)
    OR 1-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 whole black peppercorns
  • Smidgen (1/16 tsp.) vanilla bean powder
    OR splash of vanilla extract, optional (if using extract add at the end)
  • 2 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 2 single-serve black tea bags
    OR 1 Tablespoon loose-leaf black tea (you could also use green tea, roobios, etc.)
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar or sucanat / rapadura
    OR 20 to 30 drops Nunaturals Pure Liquid™ Clear Stevia™ *for a sugar-free option*
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk

Place cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, peppercorns, vanilla bean powder (if using) in a 1.5 to 2-quart saucepan. Add filtered water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat, set aside, and let steep for 10 minutes.

Return pot to the heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add tea, cover and set aside to let steep for 3 to 5 minutes.

Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve, discarding solids. Return liquid to the pot and stir in sugar (or stevia*) and milk.

Heat over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until warmed to your liking. Pour into cups and serve. (Also good over ice.)

Serves 2-large mugs or 4-small mugs.

* Sugar-Free / Grain-Free

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Don’t have time…or just want to avoid caffeine? This Bengal Spice Tea from Celestial Seasonings is a delicious caffeine-free herbal tea made with all the comforting “chai” spices.

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Disclaimer: The information in this post is meant for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. None of the opinions are meant to diagnose or treat any disease or illness. You should always consult your healthcare provider.


  1. Melissa Capler via Facebook says

    I am going to try this!

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