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Homemade spiced chai is the perfect cup of tea for chilly autumn evenings | Autumn Tea Recipe

Homemade Spiced Chai

  • Author: The Teatime Baker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Tea


Homemade Spiced Chai is the perfect cup of tea for chilly autumn evenings. Fresh ginger and cardamom make it both tasty and good for fighting off a cold!


  • 2 cups (475 ml) milk
  • 2 cups (475 ml) water
  • 2 Tbsp loose black tea (or four strong black tea bags)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger peeled and loosely chopped (or 1 1 /2 tsp ground)
  • 3/4 tsp whole cardamom crushed in a mortar and pestle (1/2 tsp ground)
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • black pepper to taste


  1. Put the water, milk and tea into a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the ginger, cardamom and sugar and bring to a boil – watch it or it will boil over and make a mess of your stove!
  3. Strain it into cups (if using fresh spices) and sprinkle with black pepper if desired.
  4. Drink hot!


Keep any extra in the fridge and re-boil when you want seconds.

Adjust the spices and sugar to taste and experiment with others!

This is just as good or better warmed up the second day.

Keywords: homemade chai recipe, spiced chai, tea recipe