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Authentic Indian Chai Recipe

Updated: May 18, 2020

You know how some people are addicted to coffee?

Well I am addicted to tea, and it's a serious addiction. Every time I travel I have to taste the nation's tea and bring it back with me.

Indian Chai, let me just rave about it... it's to die for!

Chai is this beautiful creamy mix of milk and spices that brings so much comfort to your soul. Anytime someone goes to India, I always tell them to bring me back the biggest box they can find of Taj Mahal tea grains, so that I can make it myself at home.

When I returned to India for the 3rd time in February, my friend Renee Treeyanon and I ended up getting to learn how to make their famous Chai in India. Now you can as well!

After we made this Chai, the ladies that we were staying with for the next two weeks decided that they wanted to give us three cups a day! I have never gained so much weight on a trip. So I would suggest once a week, maybe three!

Drinking Indian Chai together!

Indian Chai (serves 6 people)

Prep Time: 2 mins

Boil Time: 5-8 mins

Total Time: 7-10 mins


  • 2 cups of milk

  • 2 cups of water

  • 8 crushed cardamom seeds

  • 5 tbsp of Black tea grains (we used Taj Mahal but if you go to the international section at a grocery store, you'll find it)

  • 1 tbsp of grated fresh ginger

  • Add desired amount of sugar - I like to put 4 tbsp


1. Turn your stove on medium heat. Put in milk and water into a pot, stir regularly.

2. Once it's hot, add the cardamom and black tea powder.

3. Make sure that you always add the black tea powder before you put in the ginger or your tea mixture will curdle. Add the ginger and let it boil, then add your desired amount of sugar. Once it is simmering hot, strain the tea into a mug and it's ready to drink!

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I do.

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I would love to know what you thought of it.

Hyderabad, India
Charminar | The 4 Pillars

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