Hot and Spicy Himalayan Tea (Chai Tea)

Hot and Spicy Himalayan Tea (Chai Tea)


"Milk, black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves are simmered together in this recipe for hot and spicy chai tea."
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40 m servings 88 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 88 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 36 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine water, brown sugar, ginger root, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves, bay leaves, fennel seeds, and peppercorns together in a pot; cover and boil for 20 minutes. Remove pot from heat, add tea leaves, and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Stir milk into tea mixture and bring to a boil; strain tea into tea cups.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute anise seeds for fennel seeds, if desired. Substitute honey for the brown sugar, if desired.


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I could drink this tea all day. This is a wonderful combination. Each ingredient is proportioned perfectly and the timing for each phase is right on. I followed the recipe to the gram, even thou...

No changes ... it is perfect and it is delicious as is.

This was good, I added some salt. I also used black tea and I used stevia instead of sugar.

it is perfect but a small addition of nutmeg will make it exorbitant

Love it! I was nervous about using fennel as I'm not a huge fan, but the spices are perfect in this. I didn't have loose Darjeeling so I used four Tetley tea bags and it was good and strong. I m...

This chia tea is delicious! I didn't have Darjeeling tea leaves, but it was still so flavorful. Not too spicy or thick. Will definitely be making this again!

I like it much much better than the commercially packaged chais like Tazo and Oregon. I made it the first time exactly as the recipe says. Then I made it again and added a couple of vanilla bean...

This recipe is PERFECT. It tastes like the best chai you've ever had. I substituted honey for the brown sugar cause that was all I had and drank it with monkey bread. Unfortunately I did this...

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