Chai Recipe

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2 Cups (6dl)5 Minutes15 Minutes

Since the days are getting colder we seek hot beverages. And all the famous coffeeshops sell some basic drinks with several aromas for a fairly big amount of money. Are you also fed up with paying nearly 5-10 francs for your beverages or buying pseudo readymade powder, but still want to enjoy different drinks? Then keep reading. I will tell you how to make a good chai at home!


  • 4 cardamom seeds
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 black peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 slice ginger (2cm)
  • 4 bags black tea (mild: Lipton, Twinings) or 2 bags (strong: PG)
  • 6 tablespoon of honey
  • 3 dl milk
  • 3 dl water
  • (Coriander seeds, fenugreek, mint leaves)

How to make it:

Step one:

Place cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon stick and sliced ginger in a medium saucepan. Add about 0.5 dl of water and let the flavours come out. Then after 3 minutes add the rest of the water and the tea leaves, cover, and let steep for 7 minutes.

Step two:

Add the honey. If you need extra sweetness you can also add sugar in this step.

Step three:

Add milk and let it steep for another 5 minutes.

Step four:

Strain to cups, add a bit of ground cinnamon and enjoy!

With time you can adjust this recipe to your preference. Chai is not only fancy but all these different spices bring along many benefits and may keep you healthy throughout this could period. So try out this recipe and tell me how you liked it! 

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