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Chai Tea Spice Mix Homemade

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Homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix

Homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix makes super smooth, tasty, and healthy Chai Tea. It features five spices, including Cinnamon, Turmeric, Fennel Seeds, Coriander Seeds, and Clove. These five spices are truly among the most delicious and nutritious spices. They also work wonderfully together and complement each other so well in terms of flavor and taste. Look no further for the most delicious, healthy, and easy Chai Tea Spice Mix.

With this at hand, you can whip out a super yummy and immune booster Chai Tea in no time.

Homemade Chai Tea
Homemade Chai Tea

Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel Seeds, and Coriander Seeds Fun Facts

Interestingly enough, three out of the five spices, namely cinnamon, clove, and fennel seeds, are the three key spices going into the iconic Chinese Five-Spice Powder. This is a fact I realized after I have developed this Chai Tea Spice Mix, but a wonderful validation that these three spices are truly among the best of all.

the five spices going into homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix
the five spices going into homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix

Coriander Seeds has a pleasant smell, is one of my favorite spices. These four spices are also wonderful to flavor meat.

Check out Tasty Pork Filling for Dumplings and Buns, Sheng Jian Mantou, Pork Jiao Zi Napa Cabbage, Egg Wrapped Pork Dumplings, Shanghai Soup Dumplings, Huai Yang Wonton Soup for more details.

In case you are curious, the remaining two spices of the traditional Chinese Five-Spice Powder are Sichuan Pepper and Star Anise.

five spices for Homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix
five spices for Homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix

Turmeric is the nature’s wonder of immune booster

Turmeric is a flowering plant in the ginger family, literally called “Ginger Yellow” {姜黄} in Chinese. It has a stunning saturated yellow color. The color might vary per different turmeric species.

The main active ingredient of turmeric is curcumin, which possesses impressive and powerful health benefits. Super rich in anti-inflammatory, antioxidant substances, and an excellent immune booster. People also believes turmeric as an effective brain booster too.

How to make Chai Tea Spice Mix at home in an easy, delicious, and healthy way?

It is super easy to make a delicious and healthy Chai Spice Mix. Just a simple powder blend of cinnamon, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, clove, and turmeric.

Grind the spice into powder

Organic cinnamon powder, clove powder, and turmeric powder are readily available. I typically just get the powder directly. Organic fennel seeds and coriander seeds, however, are usually in the whole seed’s form. But don’t worry, with a spice grinder, you can easily turn the whole seeds into powder.

Grind fennel seeds for Chai Spice Mix
Grind fennel seeds

Remember to use the finest mode on the spice grinder. I typically also go through the grinding process 2 times to have a fine powder.

By the way, this spice grinder is truly a must-have handy kitchen tool. With this, I can grind all kinds of dry spices, including the red yeast rice for Red Braised Pork Belly, Lu Rou Sauce, Char Siu, etc. For the fresh herbs, I use this mini food processor to chop into small pieces.

The perfect ratio among Cinnamon, fennel seeds, clove, and turmeric for best Chai Spice Mix

The ratio among these five spices is important in order to have the perfectly tasty Chai Tea. Among the five spices, use cinnamon powder the most, followed by an equal amount of fennel seeds, coriander seeds and turmeric. Use a much smaller portion of clove.

Use a kitchen scale to help measure. See the Recipe for more details.

Mix well and store in a glass container for daily use

Measure out each spice and add to a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Use a mini whisk and rubber spatula to mix well and then store in a glass container.

With this at hand, you can make a yummy and healthy cup of Chai Tea in no time!

homemade Chai Tea {Easy Delicious and Healthy}
homemade Chai Tea {Easy Delicious and Healthy}
Homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix

Chai Tea Spice Mix Homemade

Yield: 56 g
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix makes super smooth, tasty, and healthy Chai Tea. It features four spices including Cinnamon, Fennel Seeds, Clove, and Turmeric. These four spices are truly among the most delicious and nutritious spices.

Ingredients

  • 24 g cinnamon powder, organic preferred
  • 12 g fennel seeds, organic preferred
  • 12 g coriander seeds, organic preferred
  • 12 g turmeric powder, organic
  • 4 g clove powder, organic

Instructions

  1. Gather all ingredients. Measure out each spice using a kitchen scale.
    the five spices going into homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix
  2. Add fennel seeds into a spice grinder, set for the finest mode, and grind 2 times to have the finest possible fennel seeds powder. Do the same for coriander seeds.
    Grind fennel seeds for Chai Spice Mix
  3. Add all the spices into a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Use the mini rubber spatula to scrape the remaining spice off the grinder container.
  4. Mix well using a mini whisk and rubber spatula.
    Blending spices for Chai Spice Mix
  5. All done! Store in a glass container. Enjoy a cup of tasty and healthy Chai Tea whenever you want.
    Homemade Chai Tea

Notes

  • Since organic cinnamon powder, clove powder and turmeric powder are readily available on the market. I am assuming you get the powder as I do. If you get them in the whole form, use the spice grinder to grind into powder.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 54 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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