From-scratch spiced chai tea

Spices for chai

I've been exploring more uses for my suribachi set (like a mortar and pestle) and recently delved into homemade chai tea!

A trip to the local health/bulk food store provided starter amounts of cardamom, allspice, and cloves -- spices I didn't already have in whole form. Also pictured above: peppercorns, ground ginger, and cinnamon sticks. What a delicious combo! :)

This Spiced Chai Tea is spicy, creamy, and sweet. The aroma of freshly crushed spices, the body of black tea, and the addition of heavy cream and brown sugar make this a very luxurious treat!

Spiced Chai Tea recipe

The days have been dark and dreary: perfect for a comforting hot cup. I'm still finding time to relax, amidst small children, home school books, and the never-ending to-do list!


from scratch. I usually drink Stash brand and have a cup around 3 every day at work to help warm me up and prevent me from grabbing a snack! I love the flavor of the spices.

Thank you for the recipe, I may have to try to make it now.


I love chai tea! I always make my own, and have kind of created my own recipe for it. I simmer sugar, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, peppercorns, cardamom pods, grated fresh ginger, and water for 10 minutes, then I add a couple black tea bags and let that steep for a couple minutes. I add milk until it is the color I want, then I pour the whole thing through my mesh strainer.

I think I will try your tea recipe!! Sounds wonderful!

Just wanted to let you know that I linked to this post for Econobusters herbal newsletter set to go out on the 8th.


Jennifer Sikora

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