Chef: Richard Fletcher

Ethnic: Indian
Main Ingredient: Tea
Categories: Beverage
Meal Type: Beverage
Food Type: Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes

When I was in India for the first time I was introduced to this beverage. I fell in love with this. On a cold morning I would love to drink this beverage. It would warm me inside.

  • 3¬†cups water
  • 3 oz black tea
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon¬† cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 2 cups milk


In small pot add water, black tea, black pepper, 1 cinnamon stick, fresh ginger and cardamom seeds.
Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add milk then simmer for another 5 minutes.
Add stevia to taste.
Strain then serve.

Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Chai
Servings Per Batch 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories82 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g12%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 12g4%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 242mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars 6g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 15%
Iron 0%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Jennifer Doman-Apr 1 2012 4:03PM
This looks like the perfect thing to have on a cold morning. Thanks for sharing Richard!

Richard and Barbara Fletcher-Apr 4 2012 7:41PM
I hope you enjoy this recipe.