Homemade Chai Tea Recipe

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I first tried Chai Tea in 2001 when my husband and I were dating.  Ever since then, I have been hooked.

Over the years, I have tried the powdered chai tea mix and the liquid concentrate where you add milk. I prefer the powdered chai tea mix because it isn’t as sweet tasting.

A few years ago, I found a recipe online and attempted to make it at home and it did not taste right at all. I am not sure what I did wrong. Maybe it needed to be mixed more and at the time, I did not have a blender.

Lately, I have been craving either chai tea or another favorite ice coffee drink that I enjoy. Unfortunately, we are unable to afford to buy either every day! I even looked at purchasing chai tea mix online. However, I ultimately decided to look online for a chai tea mix recipe (it was the same recipe from a few years ago) to make at home.

Chai Tea Recipe

1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup French Vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer
2 ½ cups white sugar (can substitute 1 ½ cups Splenda or white sugar)
1 ½ cups unsweetened instant tea
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon nutmeg – optional
1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.  In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup at a time, until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.  Store in a cool, dry place, in an airtight container.
2. To serve: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons Chai Tea mixture into a mug of 6-8oz  hot water.

I decided to give the recipe another whirl.  This time around, we have a new blender, the Ninja.  I used the Ninja to blend the mix into a powder.  I did not have unsweetened instant tea.  One person suggested using a tea bag, and luckily I have green tea and jasmine tea on hand.  Instead of using 2 ½ cups of white sugar, I used about 1 ½ cups of white sugar and a packet of Truvia.  Next time, I will also substitute Splenda!

By the way, my mix turned out great!

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  1. Yum! I love Chai Tea!

  2. terri tillman says:

    thanks for the recipe. i enjoy chai tea but some of the store bought ones are yucky. this way i can add or subtract what i want to make it just the way i like it.

  3. so did you add the tea bag contents to the mix, and blend it up, or did you just make a cup of tea, then add the mix to it?

  4. This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

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