Spiced Chai Tea Concentrate (Recipe)

This is the recipe for the most amazing Spiced Chai. A simple recipe that is easy to customize to your personal tastes. Lightly sweet and delicious.


4 1/2 Cups Water
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Piece Fresh Ginger, about 1 inch, cut into a few pieces
7 Whole Cardamom Pods
2 Whole Star Anise
10 Whole Cloves
1/4 tsp. Ground Pepper, or 1/2 tsp. Peppercorns
1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Nutmeg
1 tsp. Orange Zest
10 Black Tea Bags, or 10 tsp. Black Tea.
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 Tbsp. Vanilla

1. Bring water to a boil. Add Spices and Tea and remove from heat, Let steep for 20 Minutes.
2. Strain the tea, then mix in the Brown Sugar, Honey, and Vanilla.
To prepare the concentrate, Mix one part concentrate with one part milk, heat and serve. Add more or less milk according to how strong you like your Chai.



  1. Wha?! This is genius! :) I happened upon whole anise and cardamom - I just may rustle this up this weekend. Thank you!! :) Did I mention great pics? Great pics! :D