Beverages: Non Dairy-Based Drinks: Spiced Chai Tea

Just one sip of this steamy cup of bliss will help you relax - a tea lover’s delight!

Author: American Institute for Cancer Research -
Date: January 03, 2013

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x 1-cup servings

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins


    4 cardamom pods
    1 (4-inch) cinnamon stick
    8 whole black peppercorns
    4 cloves
    1 whole vanilla bean
    2 cup water
    1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
    4 tsp loose black tea or chai tea (or 4 tea bags)
    2 cup reduced-fat 2% milk or plain soymilk
    1/2 Tbsp honey
    1/2 Tbsp sugar


    Place the cardamom, cinnamon, peppercorns, cloves, and vanilla bean in a saucepan. Add 2 cups of water. Using the finest holes on a grater, grate the ginger over the pot to catch all the ginger’s juices.

    Bring the herb and water mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Cover the pot and remove it from the heat. Steep the spices for up to 20 minutes. The longer you steep them the spicier the tea will be.

    Uncovered, return the pot to medium-high heat and bring it back to a
    boil. Add the tea (or tea bags) and milk. When the mixture is about to boil again, stir in the honey and sugar. Strain the chai and pour it into mugs to serve.


    For sweeter tea, can increase the honey and/or sugar up to 1 tablespoon.

    Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:75 cals
Kilojoules:314 kJ
Fat:2.0 g
Carbohydrates:10.0 g
Protein:4.0 g
Cholesterol:9.5 mg
Sodium:50 mg
Saturated Fat:1.6 g
Fiber:0.0 g
Calcium:155.0 mg
Total Sugars:10.0 g

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