how to make homemade chai tea

how to make homemade chai tea

How to Make Homemade Chai Tea


  • 2 ½ cups (600 ml) water
  • 3 ½ teaspoons black tea leaves
  • 2 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3–4 teaspoons sugar, or to taste
  • 1 ½ cups (375 ml) milk


  • Step 1: In a medium saucepan, bring 2 ½ cups (600 ml) water to a gentle boil over medium-high heat.
  • Step 2: Add the tea leaves, cardamom, star anise, cloves, and cinnamon stick. Stir to combine, then reduce the heat to low.
  • Step 3: Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Step 4: Strain the mixture into a saucepan. Add the sugar and milk. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a gentle boil.
  • Step 5: Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Step 6: Strain the chai tea into two mugs or teacups. Serve hot.


Homemade chai tea is a delicious and easy to make drink that is perfect for the cold winter months. With the right ingredients and a few simple steps, you can enjoy a comforting cup of chai. Enjoy!


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