Chai for Christmas Anyone?

I just love this new-found recipe for an easy to make Chai tea.   What is not to love about cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and cloves?  It’s just right for the holidays.     If you indulge at a coffee shop you will find their Chai Tea is good, but it is expensive and tops out at about 400 calories.  Here is one that you can make at home in a snap with about 17 calories per teaspoon.    So you’re not much a tea drinker no problem.  Try this in your morning cup of joe.  It is divine.

This will make the perfect gift for Chai lovers.  Find some cute jars, tie a cute ribbon,  and include directions.  So easy!

This is so good you might just want to drink it out of a straw.

Chia Tea Concentrate  from The Oregonian

Yield:  1 pint

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 can (14 ounce size) sweetened condensed milk

Directions:

  1.  Mix the spices and condensed milk thoroughly. Refrigerate at least 24 hours before using, and store in refrigerator.
  2. To use, brew a strong black tea.
  3. Stir in 1/2 to 2 heaping teaspoons of Chai concentrate mix per cup of freshly steeped tea.  Really stir mix in so that it will melt into the tea.

Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.  I doubt it will last that long!

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89 responses to “Chai for Christmas Anyone?

  1. Deb

    I enjoy your recipes, but I have a request: could you add a printer-friendly recipe (words only — no pictures) a la the Pioneer Woman website? Thanks!

  2. Noelle 1st

    I learned that with each teaspoon it is only 17 calories.

  3. grace wilemon

    Ive Drank Chai Tea Before But Never Seen The Detailed Steps Like In This Recipe. I learned that Nutmeg and Cloves Give It A Good Nice Smell And Taste.

  4. victoria 1st

    you have to let the spices and condensed mild sit in the refrigerator for atleast 24 hours before you can you it.

  5. cory m

    17 calories.wow. but you have to let it sit for 24 hours befor use

  6. Kaley G. 1st pd

    I learned that, to make chai tea, you should brew a strong black tea to start with.

  7. linds

    putting it in thr frig for 24 hours is a way to get the best taste

  8. Haley

    I learned that after you mix the condensed milk and spices, you must refrigerate at least 24 hours.

  9. DMS1st

    I’ve never heard of cardamom or chai

  10. amanda ricciardi

    I learned you must refridgerate the milk for atleast 24 hours before you can use it. Lasts up to six months! I love tea so maybe I’ll give it a try!

  11. wayne 1st

    i learned that you have to mix the spices and milk thoroughly, and that it takes a while to finish making but it is good to drink.

  12. Evan Foerster

    I learned that chai tea can be made with a lower calorie mix and for a fraction of the price of coffe shop tea.

  13. Taylor Miles

    I learned that this chai tea “is divine”
    – Mrs. Lupo

  14. Bailey Barnett

    Its very low in calories but you have to let it sit for like 24 hours

  15. dre dat guy

    you have to let the spices and condensed mild sit in the refrigerator for atleast 24 hours before you can you it!

  16. Courtney Thompson 1st

    I learned you have to let the milk and spices refrigerate for 24 hours.

  17. andrea brown

    i learned that refrigerating it for 24 hours is how to get the best taste

  18. Katherine Lackey

    I learned that you have to let it set for 24 in the fridge before you drink it.

  19. Angel W.

    I didnt know that this Chai tea could be so much healthier then the one at Starbucks and it look so delicious!

  20. Brittany

    I learned that one teaspoon is only 17 calories.

  21. britnee williams

    i learned that drinking this tea out is about 400 calories , but if you make it at home you can make it at about 17 calories per teaspoon. and also that tea can be spicy , who would have guessed ! :D

  22. Hector Melara

    i learned that you have to refrigerate it for a good taste

  23. Tiffany Brown 2nd

    I learned it’s a yummy beverage that is only 17 calories!

  24. Jessica Shearer

    I learned that this can be stored for up to 6 months.

  25. Hayley

    I learned that you use condensed milk instead of regular milk to make the taste a little more thick and sweet than if you had used regular milk.

  26. archie

    i learned you have to let it sit for 24 hours

  27. Paige S

    I learned that chia tea is high in calories and that this is a good in your coffee in the morning. Also, it can be stored in the refridgerator for up to six months

  28. Paige Horton 2nd.

    I learned that most chai teas contain about 400 calories.

  29. Erin

    I learned that you can store the tea for up to six months.

  30. Kiara

    This looks so good. I love cinnamon and I just want to go home and make it. I love things that a sweet!

  31. whitney hobbs

    I learned you must use condensed milk and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before using it.

  32. Brittany Collins

    I learned that Chai Tea can be stored in your refrigertor for up to 6 months. :)

  33. Emily Cunningham 3rd

    I learned that when mixing the spices and condensed milk it is important to let it sit in the fridge for 24 hours before using.

  34. Grayling

    I learned that Chai tea is able to be refrigerated for up to 6 months and not go bad.

  35. Beth 3rd

    I learned that you mix the spices and milk together then refrigerate at least 24 hours before using, and you store in refrigerator.

  36. morgan jones

    i learn that you after you get everything together you have to refidgerate it for 24 hours

  37. mallory l.

    I learned that 1 teaspoon is only 17 calories.

  38. Tyra Alston 3rd

    i learned that the tea can be refrigerated up to 6 months .

  39. mary depaola

    I learned that chai tea can be made with a lower calorie mix

  40. aimee stephens

    im not much of a tea drinker..ive learned that you can even use this in your coffee in the morning.

  41. Jude Thornton 3rd

    I learned that not only can you use this mix in hot tea, but that you can use it in coffee.

  42. Catie M. 3rd

    I learned putting it in the refrigerator for 24 hours makes it taste better.

  43. Austin Cunningham

    I learned you have to let the spices sit in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours and that it only has 17 calories!

  44. courtney vasquez

    I learned that after you mix the milk and spices, you must refrigerate at least 24 hours.

  45. Tiffany Swanson

    i learned that you mix the spices and condensed milk thoroughly the you refrigerate at least 24 hours before using, and store in refrigerator.

  46. frederick welch

    I learned that this can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

  47. Morgan Woods

    I learned that after you mix the condensed milk and spices, you must refrigerate at least for 24 hours.

  48. Sarah Jeffcoat

    I learned that before you drink the tea you have to let it sit for 24 hrs. in the refridgerator.

  49. brianna oliver

    I learned that its only 17 calories

  50. Kori Howard

    I learned that it is 17 calories in one teaspoon !

  51. ashley cunningham

    i learned that you have to let the spices sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours and each teaspoon is only 17 calories.

  52. Rebecca Bass 4th

    I learned that you can keep it in your refridgerator for about 6 months.

  53. Morgan Barnwell 4th

    i learned that making your own chai tea at home can reduce the calories that that of store bought tea, not to mention it could be lower in price as well.

  54. Maeghan D

    i learned that the milk should be in the fridge for 24 hours and that the tea will last a very long time without going bad

  55. Raenah B. 4TH

    When making this I learned to mix the spices and condensed milk thoroughly.

  56. jamile.h

    I learned that you add cinnamon and granulated sugar to Chia Tea

  57. Anna Acker 4th

    I learned that you can store the tea in the fridge for 6 months; I didn’t even think you could let it stay in there for a week. Because usually drinks start to taste bad after awhile.

  58. Rebecca Davenport

    I learned that Chai Tea is only 17 calories per teaspoon.

  59. oliviaalbanese4th

    I learned that with each teaspoon it is only 17 calories. WOW!

  60. morgan hollomon

    you have to let the spices and condensed mild sit in the refrigerator for atleast 24 hours before you can you it.

  61. Chelsea Tidwell 4th

    I learned that you have to allow the milk and spices to refrigerate for 24 hours. I also learned that you have to use strong black tea.

  62. Cole Small

    I learned that after you mix the milk and spices, you refrigerate at least 24 hours and it was quite fantastic!

  63. Jared Miller 4th

    I found at out that a teaspoon is only 17 calories..

  64. nikki burns 4th

    you have to refrigerate the condence milk 24 hours before useing

  65. Melijah Mason

    I learned you have to let the milk and spices refrigerate for 24 hours.

  66. katie schindehette

    i learned you have to let the spices and condensed mild sit in the refrigerator for atleast 24 hours before you can use it.

  67. Ali Nayeem

    I learned that cloves are good in tea. I didnt think it would be.

  68. Jorman 4th

    this look like something i wouldn’t normally try, but after reading whats actually in it, it looks like something worth trying.

  69. tahir

    i learned that you have to let the ingredients refrigerate for one day before using it.

  70. travis a platt

    You can have this tea as like a coffee and be better for you

  71. ALEXX:)

    I LEARNED YOUR CAN REPLACE IT WITH COFFEE!!! AND SAFE IT FOR UP TO 6MONTHS.

  72. regan greer

    i learned chai tea is only 17 per teaspon calories

  73. arkell evans

    I learned a new spice today called cardamom and that you have to let the mixture of spices and condensed milk refrigerate for at least 24 hours

  74. Payton Horton

    I learned that Chai tea has a milk base, And it will last in the fringe for about 6 months.

  75. janasia

    i learned that each teaspoon is 17 calories.

  76. Noel

    You should let the tea set in the fridge for 24 hours.

  77. Olivia Walker

    I learned that in order to get the best result in taste you must refrigerate for at least 24 hours before using.

  78. Jackie

    I learned that Chai can be refrigerated up to six months and not go bad. I am not a big fan of this, however my mom loves it.

  79. tyler edenfield

    i learned you have to refridgerate it for 24 hours before you can serve it

  80. Case Munro

    I learned you need to refrigerate for 24 hours to get the best possible taste

  81. Destiny Williams

    I love Chai Tea! I learned you refridgerated the spices and condensed milk mix for 24 hours.

  82. astrid 1st pd

    i learned that you have to refrigerate all the spices and condensed milk for 24 hours.

  83. Ivry

    I learned that you could store the tea in the refrigerator and it can last up to 6 months.

  84. Maryann Rodriguez 3rd.

    It is expensive but has less calories.

  85. Alina 4th pd

    I learned that you have to refrigerate at least 24 hours before using mix of spices and condensed milk.

  86. Sydnee Council 3rd period

    i learned that you can addd spices ot milk and it not be gross.

  87. ALEXXXX:)

    learned that each teaspoon is 17 calories.

  88. madison hayes

    very yummy and learneed how to make a new food

  89. Ondea Stokes

    From reading this, I learned that you have to refridgerate for 24 hours before its ready to serve

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