I love chai tea and thought I would try incorporating it into a bread recipe. This is a bread machine recipe. I ran it on the Dough cycle and then braided and baked the bread in the oven.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins
2 hrs 40 mins
3 hrs 15 mins
1 2-pound loaf


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat milk in the microwave for 1 minute. Steep 1 tea bag in the warm milk for 7 to 10 minutes. Whisk contents of the remaining tea bags into flour.

  • Pour milk into a bread machine, discarding tea bag. Add egg yolk, butter, flour, sugar, yeast, and salt, in that order. Run Dough cycle.

  • Remove dough from the machine after the cycle is done, about 90 minutes. Place on a floured surface and punch down gently. Divide dough into 3 equal parts and braid together. Tuck ends under.

  • Place the braided loaf on a greased baking pan and cover loosely with a towel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Whisk egg white with water to make egg wash. Brush egg wash over the loaf. Sprinkle decorator sugar on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; protein 6g 12% DV; carbohydrates 35.7g 12% DV; fat 3.9g 6% DV; cholesterol 24.4mg 8% DV; sodium 150mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition