Combine your own fresh herbs and spices to make chai tea. This guide contains chai tea mix recipes.
Can I make a drink at home that tastes like (Tastefully Simple's Oh My:Chai) drink?
I posted a recipe that is in the archives a while back. See it below.
I have used the recipe submitted by Jilson and it is great. I have made it for Christmas gifts as well!
I love the Bigelow vanilla spice chai tea bags. I add two packets of Splenda and a couple of dollops of milk, and it is Yummy.
This recipe does not taste like Tastefully Simple Chai tea. I am an addict for that stuff, and haven't found anything like it. I followed this recipe EXACTLY, and it does not taste the same. Tastefully Simple is more creamy and has less of a tea taste to it.
I am looking for a mystic chai tea mix recipe. I had a real close recipe to make this mix but I can't find it, it uses unsweetened tea, powdered milk, vanilla flavored coffee creamer, but I can't remember the quantities or other ingredients, anyone have this recipe?
Now that Sam's Club no longer carries the Mystic Chai Tea I was desperately seeking a good recipe so I tried Cathy's. It calls for white sugar, brown sugar and French Vanilla non dairy powder creamer which also has sugar in it and that made it way too sweet. I think if I add more powder milk and non dairy powder creamer it might even out that sweetness. Also, I prefer more flavor so I am going to double the spices. Thank you all for submitting your recipies.
You can still order it through Sam's web site.
Found a replacement! Caffe D'Vita enchanted chai. It calls itself spiced tea latte. Brad Barry Company, ltd. Chico, CA. Customer service # 800-200-5005. or www.caffedvita.com. This is available at a local grocer. Smaller can, only 1 pound but excellent flavor. Grocer originally stocked 1 can at a time, see they have multiples now!
Thanks for all the recipes. We experimented at my house and came up with a variation of Susan's recipe that we think is even closer to the original, and uses almost all of the non-chemical ingredients listed on the Mystic can: For the full recipe, increase the nonfat dry milk powder to double, substitute instant vanilla pudding mix for the vanilla creamer, decrease the cardamom by half, and add 1/4 tsp each anise seed and salt.
I am looking for a Chai tea recipe that doesn't call for as much sugar.
By Debbie from Buckley, WA
Here is a recipe I saved from online. You could always cut down on the sugar amount. ENJOY!
1/2 cup instant tea
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer
1/2 cup white or (better) brown sugar
1 tablespoon instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
In a resealable container combine all of the ingredients and stir with a fork or a whisk to distribute everything evenly. Store on the pantry shelf.
To Prepare: Combine 3 tablespoons Chai Tea Mix with 1 cup boiling water. Stir well to dissolve. Sip and savor.
Cardamom is the ingredient that gives this recipe an authentic Indian flavor. To tell the truth though, it can be expensive and hard to find. If desired you can omit it completely or replace it with an equal amount of allspice.
It will not be authentic Chai at that point, but it will be authentic Spiced Milk Tea, which is pretty much what Chai means. Some people add ground fennel or lemon peel to their Chai. I prefer this recipe made with brown sugar, but white sugar is cheaper and makes a prettier mix. Feel free to experiment with the flavors as you see fit.
This is a recipe from my friend who was born and raised in India. It is simple and VERY delicious.
immer and bring to a boil:
2c.milk (or 1/2-n-1/2)
4 c. water
1" unpeeled ginger root
1/2 tsp. cardomon, crushed
1/2 tsp. broken cinnamon stick or about 1" stick
6 whole cloves
once it turns to a gentle boil - don't scald- so still often, then turn off burner, place lid on pan and let the flavors steep.
place hot chai milk mixture (above) in a cup just half way and add brewed tea, sweetned to your taste...usually 1 tsp of any kind of sugar or suppliment works. Store the milk in the frig, and don't forget it is delicious over ice.
I just get the Bigelow chai tea bags at my grocery store. After steeping a bag, I just add two packets of Splenda and a dollop of milk. Taste almost like Starbuck's.
Use honey or palm sugar, if you don't like sweet tea.I make my own chai tea. I use a 2 tbs full cream powdered milk. 1/2 cup fresh full cream milk. 1/2 cup water. Five Roses tea bag. 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder. 1/2 tsp fennel powder. 1/2 tsp cardamom powder. Put all into a milk pot and bring to a boil and add your sweetener. You can use whole spices and grind and store in an airtight container and use whenever you want to.
How do you make Chai coffee or tea powder with powdered milk, coffee whitener and coffee. What quantities do you use?
Pam from Moss Vale
There are quite a few recipes for Chai tea here on ThrifyFun. Here is one from 2007.
Post By patty K. (Guest Post) (11/22/2007)
This recipe is from another line. We have used it since last winter when Sam's quit carrying the Mystic. It is wonderful and we make 3x the recipe each time. We drink it at least three times/day so it goes quickly. Only drawback is that there is some residue left in the bottom of the cup...but it's well worth the single problem. Thanks to Susan for the great recipe. NOTE: We use a Cuisinart to process the mix for 4 minutes...It helps make a finer powder.
RE: Mystic Chai Tea Mix Recipe
Post By Susan (Guest Post) (01/07/2005)
Instant Chai Tea Mix
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup French vanilla flavored
powdered non-dairy creamer
2 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 In a large bowl, combine milk powder, non-dairy creamer, vanilla flavored creamer, sugar and instant tea. Stir in ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup at a time, until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.
2 To serve: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons Chai tea mixture into a mug of hot watern.
Here's one that I found:
I recently went to a "Tastefully Simple" home party and had the "Oh My Chai" tea. It was so delicious, but $9 per can which didn't even last me a week. I have tried other powdered chai tea in the grocery store, but none taste like it. I even tried Dunkin' Donuts. Does anyone have a recipe or know of a brand I can buy that's cheaper?
Kim from Howell, NJ
First, here is a recipe I have used many times, and absolutely love don't skip any steps, or ingredients:
In a large bowl, combine milk powder, non-dairy creamer, vanilla flavored creamer, sugar, and instant tea. Stir in ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup at a time, until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.
To serve: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons Chai tea mixture into a mug of hot water.
(I buy my cardamom at a bulk foods store, as it is too pricey in the grocery store, but it is essential to this mix.)
That batch will last you a long time.
However, as you can see, the recipe has a lot of sugar. (They all do, unfortunately.)
Something I enjoy as an alternative, with "no" guilt, is the Celestial Seasons "India Spice" Chai Tea bags, with sugar free french vanilla non-dairy creamer powder. It really is a fair substitute, letting me save the more caloric (but yummy) chai mix for special occasions.
I love chai as well, and was discouraged by the price of the powders. But then I discovered Good Earth Vanilla Spice Chai teabags, they are great. I get the best results by putting the teabag in the "filter" part of my coffeepot and running thru about 2 cups of water. Presto! Chai! Then I add sweetener and cream to taste. Much cheaper than the powder. (01/08/2007)
I use Splenda instead of sugar. It costs a lot more, but I love to relax with my Chai tea. I also use low fat version of everything. (01/08/2007)
Natural Chai Tea Recipe
If you're like me and would rather not use fake creamers and artificial ingredients, this may be the chai for you, it's easy to make and I've been drinking it for years. I took the ingredient list from the back if the Chai mix they sell at my local Indian spice store and made their recipe to my liking. Everyone who has tried it just loves it.
* I get my spices in large bottles on sale at Walgreen's or the dollar store and make up the chai spice mix in bulk:
* (the pepper is for zest, this is what the Indian spice mix has in it) *optional
* Put all spices in a glass jar with lid, shake up and store in a dark cool place.
To Make Chai
For cold chai: Fill up a glass with ice cubes and half milk, then add the hot tea with spices and stir. (It's best if you pour the hot chai mix through a strainer so you don't have spices at the bottom of your glass.)
I also love the Oh My Chai, but find it way too expensive. I just tried Bigelow's Vanilla Chai tea bags, and I think they taste almost exactly like Oh My Chai, but you have to add your own sugar (a lot) and milk. It's not quite as creamy, but the taste is amazingly similar. (03/02/2009)
Some call it Chai tea and others call it masala tea or spiced tea. I make my own; so I blend few cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves, ginger, fennel and star aniseed. I blend all together and store in an airtight glass bottle. To make the tea I use Five Roses Tea bag and a little boiling water in a small pot for the tea and a 1/2 teaspoon of spice to brew on the stove till its strong, pour a cup of full cream milk till it comes to a boil, then add a teaspoon of full cream milk powder I use Klim and 1 teaspoon of honey or sugar to your taste. (02/04/2010)
I am looking for any instant beverage jar mixes that taste like chai tea.