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Indian Chai Tea

August 30th, 2021 Drink of the Week

Milky chai tea in retro tea cup

This authentic chai tea recipe comes from my lovely workmate Ash, who sometimes suprisingly delivers a mug of it to my desk while I’m working – legend! I highly recommend going to the effort of making the spice mixture and then brewing up a cup of this delicious tea. It’s ok to leave out the lemongrass if you don’t have it.

To make the spice mixture:

Combine equal quantities of finely ground cinnamon, white pepper, black pepper, nutmeg & cardomom.

Ingredients (for 2 cups of tea):

½ tsp spice mixture
2 cups water
1/4 tsp freshly grated ginger (or 1 tsp dried ginger)
1 tsp dried lemongrass
2 tsp black tea leaves (or 1 black tea bag)
1 tsp sugar (or to taste)
½ cup milk 


Put the spice mixture, water, ginger, lemongrass and tea leaves into a pot and bring to a simmer.
Simmer for 5 minutes
Add milk & sugar to your liking (darker tea is stronger, lighter is more milky)
Bring to heat again for at least 1 min then strain into your favourite mug.


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