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Traditional Indian Chai

Traditional Indian Chai

500ml Water
4 Cloves
2 pinches Nutmeg, ground
1/4 tsp Cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp Cardamom, ground
1/2 inch piece of Fresh ginger, chopped fine
1 tsp Black tea or 2 teabags
500ml Organic Milk
2 tsp Sugar or coconut sugar


About this Recipe

Where's the Chai walla (purveyor of Chai) oh wait, it's you! Take yourself back to India or visit with your kitchen using our traditional India Chai recipe!

2 Servings

20 -25 minutes

Cooking Instructions

  • Bring the water to boil in a medium size pan with a pouring lip - add the spices and boil for 2 minutes

  • Next, add the tea and simmer for a further 2 minutes

  • Pour in the the milk and bring to a medium high heat (be careful it doesn't boil over!)

  • Cook until it has reduced by half or 1/3 if you prefer it stronger

  • Once done, strain into your cup and add sweetener

We recommend varying the quantity of milk and sugar according to dosha. Excess milk and sugar will increase kapha dosha. 

Feel free to add Roobus Tea if yu do not which to have caffiene though, using cardamom reduces some of the draining and drying effects of caffeinated tea.

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