Chai is an Indian recipe for delicious spiced tea. An incredibly healthy drink that you can make in just a few minutes with some simple ingredients.


  • Black tea leaves – 2 teaspoons
  • Milk – 0.5 cup
  • Honey or brown sugar – 2 teaspoons


  • Ginger root – 1.5 cm piece
  • Cinnamon stick – 1
  • Cardamom seeds – 0.25 teaspoon (seeds removed from pods)
  • Star anise – 2
  • Cloves – 3
  • Crushed black peppercorns – 2
  • Grated nutmeg – a pinch


To prepare, pour 2 cups of water into a small saucepan and add the sliced ginger and remaining spices. Bring to a boil.

Add the tea leaves and simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes. Add the milk and honey, stirring to combine. Continue to heat until just before boiling.

Strain the chai into cups using a sieve. You can sweeten it further to taste if desired.

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