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Stovetop Chai

If you haven’t got chai spice blend handy, but want a quick cup of chai, here’s a delicious recipe that you can make in minutes.

4 Cups

Updated: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 8:14am


  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cardomom pods
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds
  • 1 (3”) cinnamon stick
  • 1” ginger root
  • 2 tea bags – black, green or rooibos are common
  • 1/2 cup of almond, rice, soy or dairy milk
  • 2 pinches of stevia or other sweetener



  1. Bring the water to boil in a pot. 
  2. In a mortar and pestle lightly grind the cardomom pods and cloves. 
  3. Add this to the boiling water along with the fennel, cinnamon, ginger root and tea. 
  4. Boil for 2 minutes, until the water darkens. 
  5. Discard the ginger root and tea. 
  6. Add the milk and bring to a boil. 
  7. Add the sweetener, adjusting to taste. Serve hot! Enjoy!