Homemade Chai Tea Mix


Give an instant boost to a cup of hot black tea on a gray day with this easy mix. Make more for holiday gifts and package in Mason jars, or spoon some into a clear cello bag and stuff into an oversized mug.

Chai Tea Mix
Hands-on time: 5 min. Total time: 5 min.

You can use this recipe as a base to play around with spices to find other combinations you enjoy. If you have vanilla sugar on hand, substitute it for regular sugar. If you like heat, ground white pepper adds a slightly different kick than red. For an intense scent, try adding ground dried orange peel.

• 1 cup nonfat dry milk
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
• 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
• Dash of ground red pepper


1. Combine all ingredients. To prepare each serving, stir 1 1⁄2 tablespoons tea mix into
8 ounces hot brewed black tea.

Note: Store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 6 months.

Serves 16 (serving size: 11⁄2 tablespoons)
CALORIES 40; FAT 0g; PROTEIN 2g; CARB 9g; FIBER 0g; CHOL 1mg; IRON 0mg; SODIUM 24mg; CALC 54mg

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  1. Fabio Figueredo

    the real name is Chai-Latte Mix.

    September 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm
  2. gerri nathanson-cook

    Chai also means tea in Russian, interesting how it crossed over. I am going to try some of the suggestions in the other comments especially the splenda.

    September 11, 2016 at 1:21 pm
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  4. Jay

    Stop calling it chai tea! Chai means tea in Hindi, it’s like calling it tea tea!

    January 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm
  5. Geoffrey Isley

    ThIs works as a one-step mix, like hot cocoa. If you want to use a different sweetener, leave it out and add it one cup at a time as you like. If you like the pepper burn, add a little more than the recipe calls for. Same for any of the spices. I like mine with more cardamom and ginger, less nutmeg… So adjust to your taste and enjoy!

    January 7, 2016 at 8:25 am
  6. Linda

    How many grams of sugar? I’m on Weight Watchers and need the sugar to determine how many smart points. Thank you.

    January 7, 2016 at 12:39 am
  7. Nicole

    Can you make this without dairy??

    January 6, 2016 at 9:42 pm
  8. Rhonda

    Love chai tea. Can’t wait to try it!

    January 6, 2016 at 6:55 pm
  9. Jelena

    Too much sugar

    January 6, 2016 at 6:07 pm
    • Stacey

      Supplement the sugar for splenda.

      January 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm
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