Shemakes Instant Chai Tea Recipe -
Shemakes Instant Chai Tea Recipe
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Shemakes Instant Chai Tea

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"I have searched for an instant chai recipe on the net, but could not find one. This is what I made up, hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to modify it or adapt it."

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Original recipe makes 48 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a food processor, combine instant tea, powdered creamer, milk powder, confectioners' sugar and brown sugar. Add ginger, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, allspice and vanilla powder. Process for 2 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
  2. To serve, place 4 teaspoonfuls in a mug, and fill with hot water; stir.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 07, 2003

Really enjoyed this. For those of you that can not find Vanilla Powder, try looking for Vanilla Sugar made by Oetker in the baking aisle. It's the same thing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 07, 2003

Excellent! I too bought 8 oz. at a home show and it was $10, I made 48 servings for less than $5. It's too delicious!!! Although I doubled the powdered sugar.

Dec 07, 2003

I've been looking for an instant chai recipe and was glad to find this one. It's very good. I doubled the confectioner's sugar. Since I couldn't find vanilla powder, I used French Vanilla flavor powdered non-dairy creamer. I prefer mine fairly strong, so I used 6 heaping tsp. mix in a mug. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!!!

Dec 07, 2003

I am very anxious to try this recipe but am wondering if someone could tell me what type of "instant tea powder" they used? I am not sure what this is? Thanks

Dec 07, 2003

A tip to find some less expensive cardamom: look in the bulk section of health food stores. I found some for $20.49 per POUND, instead of $7 or $8 an ounce in the grocery.

Dec 07, 2003

I bought chai tea from a home party which was rather expensive. This recipe is GREAT and costs much less. Note: I did add a 1/2 cup more confectioners sugar as I preferred a sweeter tea.

Dec 07, 2003

This tastes super! I did have a few problems, like don't do this in a blender (I don't have a food processor) It made a huge mess, BUT, it was well worth it! YUMMMMMM. And I can't find vanilla powder locally, so I have ordered some, but for now, I add a drop of vanilla to the hot water and it tastes great. This was great. Thanks for the recipe. Even my husband loves it. He was amazed that it was not the home/show tea and that I had made it myself.

Dec 07, 2003

Great recipe. I have made this many times. I was unable to obtain vanilla powder so I substituted with Carnation french vanilla non-dairy creamer. I add two 8 oz bottles and also cut the tea back to one cup.


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  • Calories
  • 47 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 13 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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