Instant Chai tea mix. You can spice it up even further by adding 1 teaspoon nutmeg and allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine milk powder, non-dairy creamer, vanilla flavored creamer, sugar and instant tea. Stir in ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup at a time, until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.

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  • To serve: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons Chai tea mixture into a mug of hot water.

Cook's Note:

You may choose to omit the French vanilla creamer, and use 2 teaspoons vanilla extract instead. To do so, mix the vanilla into the sugar, let it dry, then break the sugar into small lumps. Follow the same procedure as above.

Nutrition Facts

99.7 calories; 1.8 g protein; 19.5 g carbohydrates; 0.7 mg cholesterol; 28.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
I gave this recipe 5 stars but I would make a slight change. I did add all the extra spices and cut the sugar to 1-1/2c. I felt the Cardamon was overpowering. Next time I will only use half the suggesteed amount. It is an expensive spice but try looking in the "International" aisle of your grocery store. I have found that the hispanic section has a nice selection of spices at half the cost. I would also advise using a coffee grinder. You can only grind a half cup at a time but it's faster than the food processor. Thanks for sharing the recipe it's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2003
Eh. It was okay it's just easier and much less time-consuming to make it traditionally by adding boiled milk to the sweetend tea mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
I gave this recipe 5 stars but I would make a slight change. I did add all the extra spices and cut the sugar to 1-1/2c. I felt the Cardamon was overpowering. Next time I will only use half the suggesteed amount. It is an expensive spice but try looking in the "International" aisle of your grocery store. I have found that the hispanic section has a nice selection of spices at half the cost. I would also advise using a coffee grinder. You can only grind a half cup at a time but it's faster than the food processor. Thanks for sharing the recipe it's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
I just finished making this and am sitting here drinking a cup. What a great recipe and a welcome change from Russian tea. I used all the spices in the recipe plus the recommended additional spices in the header. The only change I made to recipe was to use decaf instant tea and 1 1/2 cups splenda in lieu of 2 1/2 cups of sugar. Thank you to the person who said the blender was messy and to the person who suggested the coffee grinder. This worked perfectly. For those of you making gifts, this recipe makes 4 half pint jars. I am going to suggest on my gift tags that the recipient use 2-3 t. per cup. Next time I am in the grocery store I will be replinishing the ingredients I used up so I can make another batch for me!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2010
Got hooked on chai few months ago when had the flu.Was buying bigelow chai tea bags and stash ones .I also got the nurses and aides at my moms nursing home hooked too.Then found this recipe and made now we all hooked on this they say it better then the tea bags.use splenda blend 1 1/2 c. Also add nutmeg,coriander and allspice. with water is great with milk is fantastic. ********************** even in hot weather now that its summertime still make chai mix but now make up a batch a chai tea in pitcher and have it in fridge as iced chai ,also blend in blender with ice cubes for frozen chai or add to ice cream for milk shake ********************************** made this up as christmas gifts with a bag a homemade cookies everybody loved it. found that if i use a coffee grinder for the spices first get them really ground well than i mix it all up and use my bullet to grind it up it gets done well and no grit at bottom a cup when done drinking it. ***************************************** another year a Christmas gifts of this in a goodie bag with homemade cookies ,fudge,granola everybody loves this chai ****************************************** even in hot summer again made it up as iced chai kept pitcher in fridgr all summer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
Very good blend of spices. I made the recipe exactly as stated, except that I left out the instant tea granules. I'm not a fan of instant tea... So, I just stick a tea bag in a mug of boiling water, mix in about 1 T plus 1 t of the spice and milk mixture, and let it steep for a couple of minutes. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I LOVE this mix. It is better than the Tazo Chai I tried at our local Starbucks. Next time I'll leave out the cloves because cloves tend to overpower the taste. I added 1/2 t. white pepper and 1 t. allspice. I also used decaffienated tea. I didn't add the cardomom because it was too expensive. My husband and I love a cup made with skim milk each evening. I gave jars to my girlfriends and received rave reviews and recipe requests from each of them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2003
I had Chai tea from Tastefully Simple & was hooked!! The price was much too high. I was thrilled to find this recipe. It is fabulous! Great for gift giving also. Adding liquid vanilla to sugar & drying is much less expensive than buying the vanilla flavored creamer. Tastes the same either way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
The best! I first bought some chai tea mix at a coffee shop and then searched everywhere for a recipe. This recipe matches the taste perfectly (except I cut the sugar back to 1 1/2 cups). Don't be put off by the expense of the cardamom -- it's worth it. If using a blender mix ingredients with a fork first then blend only about a cup and a half at a time. Also be sure to blend it really well (because the spices can get kind of chunky in your drink). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
WOW!!! I love this mix! I will never buy another premade chai tea again! It is next to impossible to find powdered tea up here in Canada so instead I brewed some black tea and added the mix sans powdered tea. It worked great! Try this....you won't regret it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2003
This comes very close to the expensive Chai mixes I have found in gourmet coffee shops. I have decreased the sugar by 1/3 to just one cup and in the future I will probably eliminate the french vanilla creamer and just add powdered vanilla ( vanilin). And this recipe though makes a lot more than 16 servings when all ingredients are used. More like 26. Very tasty though! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2003
Eh. It was okay it's just easier and much less time-consuming to make it traditionally by adding boiled milk to the sweetend tea mix. Read More
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