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Homemade Chai Tea

Homemade Chai Tea Latte

adapted from Whole Foods
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2


  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 1 cube crystallized ginger or 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 single-serve black tea tea bags
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbl. brown sugar
  • 2 cups water


  • Place cinnamon, star anise, cloves, cardamom pods, peppercorns, and ginger in a small pot with two cups of water. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to steep for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Return pot to heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add tea and cover. Let steep for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, discard solids. Return liquid to pot, add in milk and brown sugar. Heat over low 1-2 minutes until hot. Pour into mugs to serve.