An easy chai tea recipe, you can make coffee shop-quality chai tea at home and enjoy it anytime. All you need is whole milk, black tea, and some spices you probably already have in your pantry.


8 cardamom seeds

8 cloves

4 black peppercorns

2 cinnamon sticks

1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced

2 cups whole milk

4 Teabags black tea (such as Darjeeling)

8 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste

How to Make It

Step 1 Place the cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a heavy skillet.

Step 2 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.

Step 3 Strain into cups. To each cup, add 2 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste.


​1 chai tea bag

1 cup water

1/2⁄ cup nonfat milk (whichever milk you prefer, I just like skimmed)

1/2 teaspoon honey (optional) or 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)


1. Place water and tea bag in a small saucepan over high heat.

2. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for about ten minutes, until the water is reduced by half. ...

3.Remove tea bag and stir in milk and honey or sugar. ...

4. Note that if you let chai sit for too long, it will form a "skin."