Years ago after getting addicted to chai tea mix from the store, I finally decided it was too expensive and began a search for the perfect recipe. This one tastes just like store bought and for the same price as what you’d pay for a pre-made package you get a huge amount of mix! It’s perfect to keep at the office or give as gifts in a dressed up jar.
Chai Tea Mix Recipe
The recipe makes about 7 cups of mix. Use 2 heaping tablespoons (or to taste) in a mug of hot water.
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup French vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer
2 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea (regular or decaf)
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
The last three ingredients (nutmeg, allspice and white pepper) give a nice kick to the flavor and makes it taste just like the chai tea mix I used to buy. For a milder tea, leave those ingredients out. Mix all ingredients by hand or in a blender. The texture is smoother if you use a blender. If you mix by hand the very last sip will have some spices that didn’t dissolve left in it. When I first made this I used my blender but eventually the fine dust it created killed the blender so now I just mix by hand and don’t drink the last sip! If you do choose to use a blender, first mix everything by hand then blend in small batches in the blender.
PS. I copied down this recipe years ago and just found the same one on AllRecipes so I don’t know who to credit for the original version, but thank you to whoever you are!