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Indian Spiced Chai

For a comforting, warm drink on a cold day, nothing beats spicy, sweet chai. Make your own at home and skip the fat and calories of the coffee shop version.

Indian Spiced Chai


For 4 people

  • 4 bags black tea
  • 4 cup(s) cold water
  • 2 cup(s) low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon(s) cardamom
  • 2 teaspoon(s) spices, cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ground ginger (or a very small knob of grated fresh ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) fresh pepper
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ground cloves
  • 1 dash(es) granulated sugar or sugar substitute, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract (or lemon/orange zest) -- optional


In a medium saucepan or pot, combine the milk and water. Bring to a gentle boil at medium-high heat. The milk and water is very prone to bubbling over, so it must be watched. Once the mixture boils, turn off the heat and add the tea and spices, whisking or stirring constantly. If the chai shows any signs of boiling over, remove it from the heat until it has calmed down, then return it to the warm burner. Let the tea and spices steep for at least five minutes, until the chai turns a caramel color, then ladle out individual servings. Add sugar to taste and enjoy.

Nutrition facts

  • Kcal: 70.99 kcal
  • Fibers (g): 1.61g
  • Sodium (mg): 66.65mg
  • Carbs: 10.84g
  • Fat: 1.38g
  • Saturated fat (g): 0.86g
  • Proteins: 4.52g