A delicious, warm, old-fashioned style Chai Tea. With yummy spices, and authentic flavors, it's bound to be a hit with the whole family!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 cups
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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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  • Combine the milk and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Once this mixture has warmed, place the orange peel, cloves, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, nutmeg, sugar and tea leaves into the pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the color deepens to your liking. Strain out spices, and pour into cups.

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Nutrition Facts

111 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 17.9g; fat 2.8g; cholesterol 9.8mg; sodium 55.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (36)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2006
Delicious! I just added 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of ginger and a couple of cardamom pods to make it even better. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/24/2007
A chai recipe with no cardamom? I understand that everybody likes their chai different but that's a staple for me. Also I would simmer the spices for a while before adding the tea. The spices just need to cook in there a little longer in order for them to be strong enough. Having the tea in there that long makes for bitter drinking. Read More
(52)
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2006
Delicious! I just added 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of ginger and a couple of cardamom pods to make it even better. Read More
(56)
Rating: 2 stars
09/23/2007
A chai recipe with no cardamom? I understand that everybody likes their chai different but that's a staple for me. Also I would simmer the spices for a while before adding the tea. The spices just need to cook in there a little longer in order for them to be strong enough. Having the tea in there that long makes for bitter drinking. Read More
(52)
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2005
This tasted pretty good. It was a little weak for my tastes though so I doubled the amount of spices in it and added a pinch or so of cardamom for flavor. To have a more authentic tasting chai sweeten this with honey. This is far cheaper than the drinks you can buy at coffee shops and tastes nearly the same. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2004
Good recipe a bit too sweet for me. I opted out of the orange peel and next time I'll put less sugar. Also I threw in a few cardomom pods and they sealed the taste. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2006
I'm drinking it right now and all I can say is AWESOME!!! I had to make some substitutions because I didn't have some of the ingredients called for and I was craving some Chai like I had at a home tasting party. I used a clementine peel a small pinch of ground cloves about 3/4 tsp of ground cinnamon a bit of fresh coarse ground pepper and two decaffeinated tea bags as my substitutes. The other ingredients I used were exactly as the recipe called for. I always make substitutes in recipes if I want something and don't have everything here! This chai is just perfect. I love it! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2006
I thought this reciepe would be a hit. It was good but not as good as I thought I'd be. Next time I will definatly keep the lid on becuase it evaporated a lot! I will also add a little more spices than the recipe calls for and with those few changes I think it'll turn out great. Also a few hints: I used ground cloves and a black tea tea bag instead. Over all this chai gave me a morning kick. thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2007
A great recipe! Instead of sugar I used a little honey for extra flavor and less sweetness. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2007
I started to make this recipe and then realized I was out of black tea leaves. OOPS! I used 1 cups water cup whole milk 5 whole cloves 1 fat cinnamon stick 2 pinches of nutmeg between 4 and 5 tsp of sugar and about 1 TBS instant tea. I omitted the orange peel and the peppercorns and I added in 2 allspice berries. It turned out as a 4 (nice but mild in flavor... I prefer the dry Chai Tea Mix by Jo) but it would probably be a 5 if I had used black tea leaves instead of the instant tea so I'm rating it as a 5! My 3-year old enjoys it too. Thanks Riley! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2006
I have never had "real" chai but I thought this was delicious and it is a keeper. Nice change of pace from regular coffee or tea. Read More
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