Chai tea

Chai tea

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 2 mins Cook: 5 mins


Makes 2 cups

A warming spiced tea, that's the perfect match for our coconut chai traybake. A quick and easy brew that can be made with almond or cow's milk

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per cup

  • kcal100
  • fat3g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre0g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 2 mugs milk (or use almond milk)



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 2 English Breakfast tea bags
  • 6 cracked cardamom pods
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • a grating of fresh nutmeg



    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • 2 cloves



    A clove is the dry, unopened flower bud of the tropical myrtle tree family used to flavour a…

  • 2-4 tsp light brown soft sugar


  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan over a very low heat. Empty the contents of the tea bags into the pan, then add the cracked cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, nutmeg and cloves.

  2. Sweeten with light brown soft sugar to taste (chai tea should be sweet, but use less if you like), then leave to infuse, but not boil, for 10 mins. Strain into mugs and enjoy.

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Hannah Melling's picture
Hannah Melling
31st Mar, 2020
Really great recipe, it was my first time making chai tea and I doubled the quantities to make it for 4 people. As I prefer it not too sweet I still used only 2 teaspoons of sugar and it was the perfect amount. A very tasty and comforting drink.
GoodFooder56's picture
7th Mar, 2020
Really, really delicious and flavourful. I used loose Yorkshire Tea leaves, and tripled the quantities to make six cups. It goes really well with the 'vintage chocolate chip cookies' recipe. I used 9 tsp of light brown soft sugar (3x3, as I tripled the quantities), which I found was the perfect amount. Perfectly spiced. It was a very comforting and warming cup of tea
23rd Aug, 2017
This is lovely - I wondered how Chai was made and it's so easy. I used unsweetened almond milk, 2 x tsps loose English breakfast tea and granulated sweetener with the suggested spices. Delicious and very comforting!
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