I wanted to share a great Homemade Indian Chai Tea Recipe that we learned from the men at Foods of India where we did our shopping.
I was recently in New York State and took Indian Cooking Classes from Julie Sahni. We arrived shortly after Hurricane Sandy hit New York, so the place she usually took her students for shopping, she was unable to get to. So in place of that, she recommended that we visit Sinha Trading Co, Foods of India in Manhattan.
My friend and I spent a whole afternoon in their shop and they were absolutely lovely men who were so kind and helpful in assisting us to find the foods and spices that Ms Sahni had recommended. If you need any Indian products, Foods of India ships! They kindly wrapped and boxed everything we purchased..offered to drive us to the nearest FedEx shop even for shipping.
But the best service was when they surprised us during their “tea” time, bringing us some fabulous Homemade Chai Tea to drink that they had brewed, as we shopped. In fact, one of the men even shared with us his own recipe for authentic Indian Spicy Chai Tea, which I am sharing with you below!
I have never liked Chai Tea before, so I didn’t want to offend them and I drank some hesitantly. BOY, am I glad I didn’t turn that cup of Homemade Chai down! This tea is slightly spicy and fabulous! It rivals hot cocoa! If you know how much I love hot cocoa, then you know how fabulous this chai tea is.
I hope you enjoy this Homemade Chai Tea recipe and I say again, thanks to the men from Foods of India!
Homemade Indian Chai Tea Recipe:
Recipe Type: Beverage
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 tsp loose leaf orange pekoe black tea
- 4-5 whole cloves
- 1 inch stick Indian cinnamon
- 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger
- 2 pods green cardamom finger crushed
- Milk beverage of your choice soy, almond,rice
- Put all the ingredients, EXCEPT the milk, into a stove top kettle and BOIL gently for 10-15 minutes.
- Then add milk, amount depends on how you like your tea
- Strain the tea into your favorite mug and enjoy!
Aryan Bisaria says
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cheryla lister says
Love chai tea but never thought of mixing up my own spices. Sounds delicious!
Thank you for posting how to make chai. I love it.
Thanks for the recipe. I love chai tea but never knew how to make it.
Maria Iemma says
I have tried chai tea before but I am now excited to make the authentic indian chai tea. Sharing with my best friend later today.
Holly Uhler says
fiance would go nuts for this! lol
Wanda Bergman says
Oh my goodness! This looks yummy! I am suddenly thirsty!!
Ashley Seals says
I Love chi tea and this one looks and sounds amazing. Cant wait to try it and Thank You for the recipe!!!
natalie nichols says
Oh man. My husband would love this.
Mmmm, I love chai. I’m going to try this recipe tomorrow! Thanks!!
Lisa R says
I wish I had some of this right now. I ran out of my store bought one
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This looks delicious! always looking for a great chai recipe…
Denise Taylor-Dennis says
I love tea this sounds delicious.
Holly Trudeau says
This looks delicious! I am trying to substitute teas for coffee lately(for health purposes) & I’m always looking for new ones to try, thanks for sharing!
Heidi LeMay says
My daughter used to love chai tea. I am going to have to give this a try. Sounds good.
Chai tea is one of my favorite drinks! i would love to try out this recipe sometime!
Michelle F. says
Looks so yummy.
I love Chai Tea. Unfortunately you wont find any middle eastern stores in my city or really any foreign type stores. Its a shame
Huguette English says
Sounds nice! Would be perfect on this very cold day 🙂
Oh yes! great for winter Huguette
Wendy T says
That sounds great. Bookmarking the recipe.
Thank you Wendy!
Julie Wood says
This recie for Authentic Indian Chai Tea is awesome. What a neat story to be in New York, and going to this neat shop. Sounds like the men were really helpful. I would love to make this tea for my family! Thanks for the recipe!
Enjoy depending how spicy you like it you may need to add a bit more spice but for me it is so perfect!
Kristin Chapman says
Thank you so much for this recipe!! I absolutely love chai tea and am always looking for new recipes and new “versions” to try. Looking forward to trying this one!
Hope you like it…Kristin