Indian Masala Chai Spice Mix Recipe Tastes Phenomenal & Saves Money by Donna John

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a year ago

Indian Masala Chai Spice Mix Recipe Tastes Phenomenal & Saves Money

Chai tea used to be the only reason I went to coffee shops. That's all I would order. Now, at some coffee shops, I'm paying over $6 for a chai latte. Insane! Madness! What to do? Find a way to make a mug of spicy chai tea at home.

This Indian masala chai powder recipe transforms a cup of tea into a tea experience. With cloves, cardamom, black pepper, fennel, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, the flavor is phenomenal – as are the health benefits of chai tea

Simply brew a cup of tea to your desired strength, and add in about 1/4 teaspoon (that's it!) to the mug and stir. Then sit back, relax and enjoy. You could add a little creamer, half and half or milk if you like a creamier chai, which I do.

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Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: Makes about 1 cup


  • 1/4 cup whole cloves 
  • 1/4 cup green cardamom pods
  • 1/4 cup black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 
  • 1 6-inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 whole nutmeg, grated

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor. 
  2. Pulse until it's a coarse powder. Store in an airtight container for 1 month.


  • Use about 1/4 teaspoon of powder per 1 cup of brewed tea. 
  • You could add 1 star anise pod to the mixture before blending. 

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Blenders $25 & Up
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Cinnamon Sticks $4 & Up
Fennel Seeds $4 & Up
Ground Ginger $4 & Up

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Chai is even better to drink in the fall. 🍁
Elisa Schmitz
I love this warm drink recipe, especially this time of year. Cheers to all the chai!

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