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Instant Chai Tea

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Creating your own chai tea from scratch is very easy. Simply steep a mug of your favorite black tea and add 1-2 T of this delicious, fragrant make ahead spice blend.
You’ll Need:

  • 1 14-ounce can unsweetened condensed milk (low-fat or nonfat, if desired)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Pour the entire can of milk into a clean, dry jar. Add all the spices and cover tightly with a lid. Place in the refrigerator. The longer it stays refrigerated, the tastier it becomes.

To use, stir the mixture, and scoop out 2 to 3 tablespoons directly into a cup of very strong, very hot black tea.

Alternatively, to Make Creamy Iced Thai Chai

Brew a Pot of Hot black tea or Thai Tea such as Pantai and let it cool completely. (Store this in the fridge until needed). Fill a glass with Ice, add tea to the middle of the glass, If using regular black tea Mix 2-3 Tbs of the Thai Chai Mix into the tea and fill the remainder of the glass with milk or half and half. If using Thai Tea, add 1 Tbs of mix, then fill with milk or half and half.

Swirl once with a spoon and enjoy your delicious Creamy Iced Thai Chai!

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7 thoughts on “Instant Chai Tea”

    • How long does this last in the fridge, before a new batch would need to be made ?

      Our experience has been 10-14 days, but it really tastes best after the first 24 hours so the flavors have time to unite.

  1. great idea! i would have to use this fast because i lack refrigeration but i can imagine doing this when “the girls” come over for a visit.

  2. Have got to try this! I love iced chai but the stuff in the store is so expensive! I keep most of those spices on hand anyway.

    And the Asian market I go to carries Thai tea. It is delicious on its own.


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