Homemade Chai Tea


It’s great to give chai tea ingredients in a jar as a holiday or hostess gift.  Homemade chai tea is a wonderful liquid to add to your morning matcha green tea smoothie or any smoothie for that matter. Chai is a wonderful homemade flavor enhancer.


Watch recipe video HERE

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Homemade Chai Tea

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Great served iced too!

  • Total Time: 45



2 quarts water
15 whole cloves
20 black peppercorns
3 sticks of cinnamon, crushed
20 whole cardamom pods, crushed
8 fresh ginger slices (1/4 ” thick, no need to peel)

Honey to taste

Hazelnut, almond or coconut milk for a latte. Homemade nut milk HERE


Bring water to a boil.

Add Spices: cloves cardamom, peppercorns, cinnamon, and ginger.

Cover and bring back to a boil and gently boil 30 minutes covered.

Reduce heat and simmer for two to three hours.

Remove from heat and let cool.

Strain, discard spices, and store in a glass container in the refrigerator.

Reheat tea and add hazelnut or almond milk and honey.

Best to heat tea w/o the milk as it sometimes curdles.

Great served iced too!

NOTES: We double this recipe and store in a glass container for up to a month, refrigerated.

Doubled recipe below.

Doubled Chai tea for a crowd (or just because you love it as much as Pegs)

4 Quarts water

1/2 Tbl-1 Tbl. whole cloves

1 tsp. black peppercorns

7-8 cinnamon sticks, crushed

1 heaping Tbl. cardamom pods, crushed

16 slices fresh ginger slices 1/4″ thick, unpeeled

Hazelnut, almond or coconut milk

Honey to taste.

Follow same cooking method above. Same amount of time even when doubled.

Store in glass jars refrigerated up to a month.


We double this recipe and store in a glass container for up to a month, refrigerated.

  • Author: Curry Girls Kitchen

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