Spicy cinnamon chai tea with chocolate is a great warm drink for those cold winter nights!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the tea bag, cover, and remove from the heat. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Remove the tea bag and stir in the sugar and cocoa. Return to the stove over medium heat and bring just to a boil. Mix in the milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Heat through but do not boil. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick garnish.

Nutrition Facts

232.3 calories; 9.4 g protein; 37.6 g carbohydrates; 20.7 mg cholesterol; 103.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2012
I don't know that I think chai when I taste this but it makes a great cup of hot cocoa. I topped it with whipped cream. I thought it tasted as good as any hot chocolate drink from a coffee shop. I liked that it did not use packet hot cocoa like other similar recipes. I just did 1 serving in the microwave. I boiled the water and seeped one bag. I then followed with 1/2 of the rest of the ingredients to make one serving heating in the microwave as needed. I may try it next time with Truvia. TY Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2008
I like the idea of chocolate chai but I found that the chocolate overpowers the tea and it just ends up tasting like spiced hot chocolate. Next time I will definitely adjust the amount of cocoa powder. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2012
I don't know that I think chai when I taste this but it makes a great cup of hot cocoa. I topped it with whipped cream. I thought it tasted as good as any hot chocolate drink from a coffee shop. I liked that it did not use packet hot cocoa like other similar recipes. I just did 1 serving in the microwave. I boiled the water and seeped one bag. I then followed with 1/2 of the rest of the ingredients to make one serving heating in the microwave as needed. I may try it next time with Truvia. TY Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2008
I like the idea of chocolate chai but I found that the chocolate overpowers the tea and it just ends up tasting like spiced hot chocolate. Next time I will definitely adjust the amount of cocoa powder. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2012
I don't know that I think chai when I taste this but it makes a great cup of hot cocoa. I topped it with whipped cream. I thought it tasted as good as any hot chocolate drink from a coffee shop. I liked that it did not use packet hot cocoa like other similar recipes. I just did 1 serving in the microwave. I boiled the water and seeped one bag. I then followed with 1/2 of the rest of the ingredients to make one serving heating in the microwave as needed. I may try it next time with Truvia. TY Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2008
pretty good! I agree that the amount of cocoa should be reduced a bit. I ended up using 2 teaspoons of cocoa instead of tablespoon without realizing that i read it wrong and that was still a good amount of chocolate. I added more tea and less milk and its quite yummy. I shall be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2013
I have made this so many times...I've lost count. Love Love Love. I made this for 8 teens the other day and they kept asking for more. The only change I sometimes make to it is that I add more water less milk. I make sure its half water half milk so that I get a stronger tea flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
Reminds me of what i use to drink while in Afghan. Learned to drink it in the morning cause it keeps me up all day. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2013
This is basically hot chocolate with a hint of chai tea. I used a bag of chai tea and thought I wouldn't need all the other ingredients. Perhaps that's why mine came out lacking in flavor. I will continue to use the chai tea bag and increase the water but decrease the amount of cocoa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2013
Made this today for Halloween for my husband and me. We both loved it. Put a dollop of whipped cream on top. I am a huge lover of chai drinks. Starbucks has nothing over this one! Some think it is too chocolatey. Chocolate is the most healthful ingredient in it so I like the full amount. I wondered if it was too much spice but I thought it was just right. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2018
Not enough tea and too much chocolate Read More
Rating: 2 stars
11/18/2013
It's far too strong on the nutmeg and it tastes more like spicy hot chocolate than chai tea. Read More