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Homemade Instant Chai Tea

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Homemade Instant Chai Tea

Homemade Instant Chai Tea Mix features homemade chai tea spice mix, all-natural whole milk powder, and organic turbinado sugar. Just add tea bags and boiling water for a cup of tasty and immune booster Chai Tea in no time.

This is perfect for camping or travel, whereas fresh milk is not always readily available. Exact the reasons I developed this recipe for. Just imagine you are camping in the wildness, to kick start the day with a cup of steaming hot Chai Tea while enjoying the breath-taking nature’s scene is such a treat.

When I am at home, I typically just use homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix and fresh milk. Read here for how to brew a cup of delicious Chai Tea at home.

Homemade Instant Chai Tea
Homemade Instant Chai Tea

Homemade Chai Spice Mix is a perfect all-natural immune booster

I picked five nature’s most delicious and nutritious spices to go into my homemade Chai Spice Mix. Cinnamon, Turmeric, Fennel Seeds, Coriander Seeds and Clove. They are loaded with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant substances.

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

How to make perfect homemade Instant Chai Tea?

Step 1 is to blend a homemade Chai Spice Mix

Homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix
Homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix

Out of the chosen five spices, you can get organic powder form of Cinnamon, Clove or Turmeric easily. I typically just get the powder directly. Organic fennel seeds and coriander seeds are usually in the seed form. But don’t worry, you can easily grind them into powder using a spice grinder.

Fill the grinder up to the maximum line, do not over-fill, set to the finest setting and grind two times to get a fine powder.

Grind fennel seeds for Chai Spice Mix

THE GOLDEN RATIO AMONG FIVE SPICES – Out of the five spices, for every 1 portion (gauged by weight) of clove, you use 3 portions of equal amount of turmeric, fennel seeds and coriander seeds and 6 portions of cinnamon powder.

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

Step 2 is to blend homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix, whole milk powder and sugar

Get the all-natural or organic whole milk powder if possible. For sugar, I like turbinado sugar, also known as “sugar in the raw”. You can certainly use organic, unrefined cane sugar, too.

Store homemade Chai Mix in an air tight amber jar, amber color preferred and use in the next three months. For camping or travel, this 32 oz large amber PET plastic reusable jar is perfect.

Homemade Instant Chai Mix Ingredients
Homemade Instant Chai Mix Ingredients

Last but not least is to make a boiling water and brew a cup of Chai Tea

Add 2 tbsp homemade instant Chai Mix and 2 tea bags into a 12-oz or 16-oz mug.

Add homemade Instant Chai Mix and tea bags into a mug

Pour in about 10 oz boiling water, immediately stir and mix well everything. Let it brew for a couple minutes, remove the tea bags and serve. Enjoy a cup of convenient while healthily delicious Chai Tea!

Homemade Instant Chai Tea
Homemade Instant Chai Tea

Homemade Instant Chai Tea

Yield: 8 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 11 minutes

Homemade Instant Chai Tea Mix features homemade chai tea spice mix, all-natural whole milk powder, and organic turbinado sugar. Just add tea bags and boiling water. Perfect for camping and travel.

Ingredients

  • 15 g homemade Chai Spice Mix, see notes
  • 75 g whole milk powder, all-natural or organic
  • 40 g sugar, turbinado sugar or organic unrefined cane sugar
  • 16 tea bags

Instructions

Make homemade Chai Spice Mix:

Read here for a detailed guided recipe.
five spices for Homemade Chai Tea Spice Mix

Blend homemade Chai Spice Mix, Whole Milk Powder and Sugar:

Use a kitchen scale and measure out 15 g homemade Chai spice mix and add into a 2-cup glass measuring cup.
Homemade Instant Chai Mix Ingredients

Use the "TARE" function to measure out 75 g milk powder and add to the same measuring cup.

Use "TARE" function to measure out 40 g turbinado sugar and add to the same measuring cup.

Fold and blend everthing together inside the measuring cup. Store in an air tight glass jar, amber color preferred and use in the following 3 months.
Blend homemade Instant Chai Mix

Brew a cup of Homemade Instant Chai Tea:

Fill the tea kettle up to 80%, turn the heat to medium-high and bring it to a boil.

Add 2 tbsp homemade instant Chai Mix and 2 tea bags into a 12-oz or 16-oz mug.
Add homemade Instant Chai Mix and tea bags into a mug

Add boiling water into the mug, about 10-oz. Immediately stir and mix everything together. Let it brew for a couple of minutes, remove the tea bags and enjoy!
Homemade Chai Tea

Notes

This homemade instant Chai Tea is semi-sweet. Add additional sugar to your taste, if necessary.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 37Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

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

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