Homemade Chai


Our version of the popular spiced tea is more flavorful and far healthier than what you'd get at a coffee house.


  • 2 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed

  • teaspoon black peppercorns

  • 2 clove s

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 1 ½-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 bags black tea, such as Assam or Darjeeling

  • ¾ cup reduced-fat milk


  1. Bring spices, ginger, and water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer until liquid becomes aromatic, about 15 minutes. Whisk in sugar, then add tea bags; turn off heat and let steep 3 minutes.

  2. While tea is steeping, warm a serving pot by rinsing several times with very hot water. Strain tea mixture through a fine strainer or a coffee filter into pot. Heat milk over medium heat until just simmering. Whisk until frothy. Pour into serving pot, stirring well to combine.

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