Chai Tea Concentrate


Convenient (and relatively inexpensive) way to have chai lattes at home with this chai concentrate, a favorite tea. The cardamom can be a bit expensive; try looking in the bulk section of a health food store. If you need to buy a jar of it, don't worry — it will make several batches!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 quart


  • 4 cups water

  • 15 whole cloves

  • 3 cinnamon sticks

  • 8 (1/4 inch thick) slices unpeeled fresh ginger

  • 15 cardamom pods, split

  • 15 whole black peppercorns

  • 10 black tea bags

  • cup brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; add cloves and boil for 1 minute. Add cinnamon sticks, ginger, cardamom pods, peppercorns, and tea. Allow tea to steep for 6 minutes; strain into a container. Stir brown sugar and vanilla extract into tea and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

To serve: Mix about 2 parts concentrate with 1 part milk (almond milk works really well). Drink hot or over ice. Concentrate will stay good in the refrigerator for about 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

58 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 104mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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