Simple Chai Recipes

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Switch off the news, log out of Twitter, and set yourself a lovely Christmas afternoon tea with our favourite chai recipes! Using Tea India chai and easy ingredients, any of these recipes will add some delicious spice and sweetness to the end of a crazy year. Share the recipes with your loved ones and friends you miss this Christmas, or hope on a Zoom call and make it with them! After all, virtual afternoon tea is still afternoon tea.

Rose & Saffron Masala Chai

Fresh and soothing, with a hint of fragrance

Ingredients (for 2 mugs)

2 Tea India Masala Chai tea bags

2 tbsp dried food-grade rose petals

1/4 tsp nutmeg grated

6 cloves

pinch of black pepper

2 cups water1/2 a cup of milk – (dairy or plant-based)

honey to taste

dried food-grade rose petals and saffron strands for decorating

Instructions

Add the water and milk into a heavy bottom pan and bring to a boil.

Turn to a simmer then add your chai masala teabags, rose petals, nutmeg and simmer for 5 minutes to allow the flavour to infuse the liquid.

Strain the tea and add honey to taste, then pour into chai glasses.

Serve topped with rose petals, a sprinkle of crushed saffron, a cinnamon stick and enjoy.

 

Masala Chai Hot Toddy Mocktail

Spice up the festive season. Make this a mocktail or cocktail, whatever you fancy

Ingredients (serves 4)

6 Tea India Masala Chai tea bags

400ml orange juice

200ml cranberry juice

1 cinnamon stick

2 star anise

1 orange sliced into rings

Brown sugar to taste

Instructions

Place all of the ingredients into a saucepan and stir well to dissolve the sugar.

Warm over a gentle heat for 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and ladle into your favourite glasses.

 

Traditional Masala Chai

Authentic Chai

Using one tea bag per person, add freshly boiled water and infuse for 3–5 minutes.

Add milk (or dairy free alternative) and sugar to taste.

Creamy Chai Latte

Using one tea bag per person, infuse in simmering milk (or dairy free alternative) for 3–5 minutes.

Add sugar or honey to taste.

 

Dirty Coconut Chai Latte

Spicy chai with sweet coconut and espresso for a morning boost or afternoon pick-me-up

Ingredients (makes 2 mugs/glasses)

2 Tea India Coconut Chai tea bags

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 ½ cups of milk

1 tsp vanilla

cinnamon stick

2 shots of espresso

cinnamon sticks for decoration

Instructions

Using a heavy bottom saucepan heat your milk, once hot then turn your heat to a simmer and add your coconut chai tea bags.

Simmer for 5 minutes for the tea to infuse the milk full of lovely chai flavour, then remove the tea bags.

With the chai tea still on the heat add the vanilla, maple syrup and cinnamon to your pan making sure it’s all mixed together.

Meanwhile, make your espresso coffee in your coffee maker.

Add 1 shot of espresso to the bottom of each glass.

Removing your chai tea from the heat, froth your milk using a coffee frother or a handheld blender.

Tip your glass at an angle and slowly pour your frothy chai tea over the top of the espresso, this will give you that foamy latte look.

Top with a small cinnamon stick and enjoy.

 

Coconut Chai Matcha Latte

A warming comfort on a blustery day

Ingredients (serves 1)

1 Tea India Coconut Chai tea bag

Matcha powder of your choice

250ml almond milk

Sweetener of your choice

Instructions

Warm milk in over low heat.

Add the Tea India Coconut Chai tea bag and simmer, stirring occasionally.

Prepare matcha according to on-pack directions.

Strain milk into a cup and mix in with matcha.

Stir in sweetener of your choice and enjoy.

 

Cardamom Honey Chai

A sweet and spicy treat that tastes like a hug in a mug

Ingredients (serves 2)

2 Tea India Cardamom Chai tea bags

500ml milk or dairy alternative

500 ml water

125ml honey

5ml vanilla extract

dash of cinnamon

Instructions

Heat water in saucepan and bring close to a boil.

Add tea bags and brew for 3-5 minutes.

Combine honey and vanilla and add to the tea.

Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Turn off heat and let it steep for 10-15 minutes.

Remove tea bags and combine equal parts chai and milk. Heat on stove if cooled.

 

Cardamom Chai Rose Moon Milk

A simple, but delicious nightcap to help you get a restful night’s sleep

Ingredients (to make 2 drinks)

2 Tea India Cardamom Chai tea bags

2 tbs almond butter (unsweetened)

2 medjool dates

1 tbs maple syrup

½ tsp vanilla essence

pinch of salt

2 cups of almond milk. (unsweetened)

2 tbs of food-grade Rose petals or dried roses

Instructions

Start by heating up the almond milk in a heavy-bottomed pan on the stove.

When it reaches heat turn to a simmer then add the tea bags and 1 ½ table spoons of the rose petals.

Simmer the milk for 4 minutes to let the flavours from the tea and petals infuse your moon milk then strain into a blender.

Add the vanilla, salt, maple syrup, dates and almond butter then blend until the moon-milk is completely mixed and frothy (approx 50 seconds).

Pour into chai glasses, top with the remaining rose petals and enjoy.

 

Gingerbread Chai Latte

Turn a classic Christmas treat into a year-round chai

Ingredients (serves 1)

1 Tea India Ginger Chai tea bag

2 tsp molasses

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup milk or dairy alternative

Sweetener of choice

Instructions

Heat milk in a saucepan on medium heat for 5 minutes.

Steep ginger chai tea bag in milk for 3-5 minutes.

Stir in molasses and cinnamon.

Remove tea bag and add sweetener to taste.

Blend or use a frother to add froth/foam. Drizzle extra molasses on top if desired.

 

Turmeric Chai Latte

Healthy and delicious, with turmeric and chai spices to warm you right up

Using one tea bag per person, infuse in simmering milk (or dairy free alternative) for 3–5 minutes.

Add sugar or honey to taste.

 

Spicy Turmeric Chai Hot Chocolate

A spicy take on a traditional hot chocolate

Ingredients (serves 1)

1 Tea India Turmeric Chai tea bag

3 tsp hot chocolate powder

Milk or dairy alternative

Instructions

Mix 3 teaspoons of your favourite Hot Chocolate powder to a smooth paste in a saucepan with a little milk or plant based alternative.

Add a full cup of milk and mix the paste evenly through the rest of the liquid.

Add 1 x Tea India Turmeric Chai Teabag to the saucepan.

Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

Turn off the heat and squeeze the teabag with the back of a teaspoon to release all of the last delicious Turmeric Chai flavours.

Add sweetener of choice (optional).

Froth with a hand held aero latte or with a coffee machine milk steamer.

 

Golden Moon Milk

A lovely, spicy drink to reduce stress and aid sleep

Ingredients (makes 2 drinks)

2 Tea India Turmeric Chai tea bags

3 slices of fresh ginger

2 cinnamon sticks

2 tbsp honey or agarve

pinch of black pepper

2 cups of milk (dairy or plant-based)

¼ tsp of ashwagandha powder (optional)

Instructions

Heat the milk In a heavy bottom saucepan until boiling, then lower the heat to a simmer.

Add the tea bags, fresh ginger, ashwagandha (if your using) and cinnamon sticks then simmer for 5 mins to allow all the flavours to infuse.

Take the saucepan off the heat removing the tea bags, cinnamon and ginger.

Add the honey and pepper giving your tea a good stir before pouring into 2 mugs.

Then simply sit back, relax and enjoy a great nights sleep!