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Homemade Chai Tea {Easy, Yummy, and Healthy}

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Homemade Chai Tea

Homemade Chai Tea, made of Chai Spice Mix of five most delicious and healthy spices, namely cinnamon, turmeric, fennel seeds, coriander seeds and clove, is so smooth, delicious, and nutritious. It is one of the best anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and immune boost beverages.

Homemade Chai Tea
Homemade Chai Tea

It is super easy and quick to make this at home. All you need is homemade Chai Spice Mix made of organic spice powder, whole milk, water, and tea bags.

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

Cinnamon Fun Facts

Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the inner bark of several trees species. Some tree can grow up to 60 feet.

It is one of the classic spices that almost every culture and culinary practice adores. It is truly amazing is that cinnamon is so versatile that people use it for cooking both savory dishes and sweet desserts.

For example, for savory dish cooking, cinnamon is one of the key spices for cooking meat and poultry per Chinese cooking. Check out Nanjing Salted Duck and Red Braised Pork Belly recipes that leverage cinnamon.

Cinnamon is also one of the key spices that going to Chinese cooking’s iconic “Five-Spice” powder. It is a popular blend of spices to flavor meat and poultry per traditional Chinese cooking.

Check out Tasty Pork Filling for Dumplings and BunsSheng Jian MantouPork Jiao Zi Napa CabbageEgg Wrapped Pork Dumplings, Shanghai Soup DumplingsHuai Yang Wonton Soup, and Red Braised Pork Meatball for more details.

Cinnamon is a highly healthy spice too. It contains substances that have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Experts also believe it might mitigate heart disease risks.

Who can resist something that is so healthy and make everything taste better? LOL.

Clove Fun Facts

Clove are the dried flower buds of evergreen clove trees. It has an unstoppable sweet fruity aroma.

This wonder spice contains a high level of vitamin K, dietary fiber, and minerals such as iron, magnesium, and calcium. Speaking of health benefits, experts believe cloves can help digestion, protect liver function, boosting immune systems, stimulating blood circulation, improving respiratory health, and more.

Interestingly enough, clove is another key spice going into the famous Chinese “Five-Spice” powder. Ancient Chinese gurus apparently only hand-picked the best of the best spices to go into the wonder “Five-Spice” powder.

How to make a homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix?

It is straightforward and almost effortless to blend a perfectly tasty and healthy Chai Tea Spice Mix. Get the organic cinnamon powder, clove powder and turmeric powder. Use a spice grinder to grind organic fennel seeds and coriander seeds into powder.

Read here for a detailed step-by-step guided recipe on how to make an easy, delicious and nutritious Chai Spice Mix.

Homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix
Homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix

How to brew a perfect cup of Chai Tea at home easily?

Method 1 – Quick Easy Single Served Chai Tea

If you just want one cup of Chai Tea quickly. Simply add homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix, tea bag, and sugar into a mug.

Make a served served cup of Chai Tea at home

Pour in the boiling water. Then stir to mix well and add milk. Stir to mix well again and let it brew for a couple of minutes. That’s it. Enjoy a wonderful cup of homemade Chai Tea.

Homemade Chai Tea
Homemade Chai Tea

Method 2 – Use stovetop to make chai tea at home

If you are not in a hurry, and especially you need to make 4 cups of Chai Tea, then I highly recommend this traditional stove top method.

Boil a kettle of boiling water in advance and then add boiling water and milk into a saucepan. For the best tasty Chai tea, the water should be the twice amount of milk. Use the whole milk if you can.

Step 1 is to bring milk, water and chai tea spice mixture to a boil

Add the homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix into the saucepan and use a mini whisk to mix thoroughly with the water and milk mixture and bring it to a boil. I usually use a 3 Qt. saucepan, which is great to make roughly 4 small mugs of chai tea.

Add Homemade Chai Spice Mix to Milk and Water
Add Homemade Chai Spice Mix to Milk and Water

Step 2 is to add tea bags upon reaching boiling point

When the saucepan reaches boiling point, turn to simmer immediately and add tea bags. Use a bamboo spatula to mix and push the tea bags into the liquid. Add the lid back on, turn off the heat and let the tea brew for about 2 minutes.

Start to keep a close eye on the saucepan when it is about to reach a boil. Do not let it overflow.

Making Chai Tea
Making Chai Tea

For the black tea bags, I have been using these PG Tips. One of my British friend recommended this tea to me. They are truly amazing. I never have to look elsewhere for the black tea bags. Since I go through tea bags fairly quickly. I just buy bulk which is incredibly priced.

PG Tips for Chai Tea
PG Tips for Chai Tea

Last but not least is to add sugar, serve and enjoy

Homemade Chai Tea
Homemade Chai Tea

All done! Turn off the heat, scoop the Chai Tea into the serving mugs, add sugar, mix well and enjoy!

Homemade Chai Tea
Homemade Chai Tea

I prefer to add sugar in the mug so that people can adjust the sweetness to their own taste.

This traditional method makes extremely tasty Chai Tea. Highly recommend if you can afford the time.

Homemade Chai Tea is good for breakfast or afternoon tea break. Definitely is a wonderful everyday healthy treat that also boosts the immune system.

Did you try my other winter wonder hot drink homemade hot chocolate?

Homemade Chai Tea

Homemade Chai Tea {Easy, Yummy, and Healthy} Recipe

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Homemade Chai Tea using homemade Chai Spice Mix containing five most delicious and healthy spices, namely cinnamon, turmeric, fennel seeds, coriander seeds and clove, is so smooth, delicious, and nutritious. It is also one of the best anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and immnue boosting beverages.

Ingredients

Method 1 - Quick Easy Single Served Cup of Chai Tea:

  • 1 tsp homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix
  • 2 tea bags
  • 1 tbsp sugar, turbinado sugar or organic cane sugar preferred, or to the taste
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1/2 cup milk

Method 2 - Stove top method making 4 cups of Chai Tea:

  • 3 cups of boiling water
  • 1.5 cups of whole milk
  • 4 tsp homemade Chai Spice mix
  • 8 tea bags
  • 4 tbsp sugar, turbinado sugar or organic cane sugar preferred, or to the taste

Instructions

Prep Homemade Chai Spice Mix in advance:

  1. Read here for a detailed guided recipe on how to make an easy, delicious, and healthy Chai Spice Mix.

Singe Served Chai Tea, Quick & Easy Method:

  1. Fill a tea kettle with about 80% of water, turn the heat to medium-high and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add 1 tsp homemade Chai Tea Spice mix, 1 tbsp sugar, and 2 tea bags into a mug (12 oz or 16 oz).
    Make a served served cup of Chai Tea at home
  3. Pour in boiling water, about 1 cup, stir and mix everything well. Add about 1/2 cup of milk, stir and mix well. Let it brew for a couple of minutes, remove the tea bags and enjoy a cup of delicious Homemade Chai tea.
    Homemade Chai Tea

Stovetop Traditional Method making 4 cups of Chai Tea at a time:

  1. Fill a tea kettle with about 80% water, turn the heat to medium-high and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add 1.5 cups of water, 3 cups of boiling water into a 3 Qt. saucepan. Add 4 tsp homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix. Use a mini whisk to blend and mix with the liquid.
    Add Homemade Chai Spice Mix to Milk and Water
  3. Turn the heat to medium-high, cover the saucepan with a lid and bring it to a boil. Keep a close eye on the saucepan when it is about to boil, do not let it overflow.
  4. Turn the heat off as soon as it reaches a boil. Add 8 PG tips tea bags into the pan.
  5. Use a bamboo spatula to mix and push the tea bags into the liquid. Add the lid back on, and let the tea brew for about 2 minutes.
    Making Chai Tea
  6. Remove the tea bags. Scoop the Chai Tea into the serving mugs using a ladle, add sugar, mix well and enjoy!
    Homemade Chai Tea

Notes

  • For Method 1 single served Chai Tea, the water needs to be boiling. The hotter the water, the better the tea taste.
  • Some tips without using measuring the boiling water using measuring cup. When using a 12-oz mug, fill the mug with freshly boiling water up to about 70% line. Add milk up to about 95% line, or till the color turns into the desired golden.
  • When using 1 16-oz mug, fill the mug with freshly boiling water, up to about 55% line. Add milk up to a little below 80%, or till the color turns into the desired golden.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

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

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