How To Make Easy Chai Spice Mix Recipe At Home

“If you are cold tea will warm you, If you are too heated it will cool you, If you are depress it will cheer you, If you are excited it will calm you”

William Ewart Gladstone

How to make easy chai spice mix recipe at home in a few minutes and let it give you comfort while reading your favorite book. Make this recipe at home and enjoy a hot or cold caffeine-free drink. 

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Sorry not sorry but if there’s one drink I’d like to enjoy all year round it’s a chai spice. I know that the spices in a chai mixture remind us of the autumn or fall season but I love having it after my morning long run.

Just like how we enjoy pumpkin spice latte which we can only indulge during the Fall season I don’t mind having chai latte from time to time.

Make it caffeine-free by not adding a black tea or if you feel you need your caffeine fix then add it when making your drink or how about a half teaspoon to your coffee.

If you add the chai spice mix to your coffee the mixture compliments each other while the spices stand out it does not overpower the whole taste at all. It gives a really nice aromatic smell.

It was a cold afternoon in Nurnberg. I had a sip of my chai latte and it felt so good I brave the cold as I strolled through the old town.

With only 6 ingredients you can make the chai spice and add it to your milk to enjoy spiced tea or chai latte at the comfort of your own home. It is cheaper than buying a tall or venti size outside. Keep it in your flask and bring it outside, have a seat in the park, and relax.

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Making my own chai spice mix reminded me of some of my trips a visit to a tea plantation in Cameron and as part of our tour, we watched the sunrise while enjoying our morning tea, while in Kyoto I made sure to get matcha and in the US I tried pumpkin spice and chai latte in every coffee shop I went to.

I guess I just have a thing to try my favorite drinks while in other places and it makes me happy life’s simple pleasures at its best. I also love making my own recipe for turmeric tea and pumpkin spice latte.

ORIGIN OF CHAI

Chai is an Indian or Hindi word that means tea and therefore in the English language, we cannot use it to order tea and tea together.

It is a milky tea in India made with milk, black tea, and spices with a sweetener which is also known as Masala Chai, where masala means spice and therefore it is a spiced tea.

INGREDIENTS OF MASALA CHAI

  • SPICES
  • MILK
  • BLACK TEA
  • SWEETENER

A chai latte or masala chai has four ingredients: black tea was introduced in India and added to the masala chai during the time of the British colonization, milk of choice, sweeteners such as sugar or maple syrup, and the mix spices which we will make.

You can also use water to replace half of the milk which is also a common preparation in India or just use pure milk. This tea can be served hot or cold with some ice.

Despite having sweetener the best thing about this chai is the strong smell and flavors of all the spices. But you can always adjust it according to your preference. I like mine having an extra spice of ginger.

WHAT SPICES ARE USED IN CHAI SPICE

There are different combinations in making this easy chai spice mix recipe. It depends on your preference what kind of combination, flavor you would like to try.

While other recipes add allspice which is a ready mix combination of the same ingredients below (cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves).

I prefer using powdered ginger when making the spice mixture and just add fresh ginger when making the drink. This is to make the chai spice mixture last longer and to keep it dry.

Cinnamon – Has a strong distinct nice smell and is commonly used as a condiment and in baking. From research, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant components.

Ginger – it has a spicy flavor. According to Healthline, it has been used as a traditional and alternative medicine aside from it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Nutmeg – has a nice strong smell although I didn’t find it sweet after taste. It is advised that nutmeg consumption, while beneficial, should not be taken in large amounts.

Cardamom – has a fragrant smell and it is good to use when cooking lentils. It can help lower blood pressure and act as a diuretic.

Cloves – I find it to have an aromatic smell while the taste alone is a bit bitter, it has antioxidant properties and may help protect against cancer.

Black Pepper – it has this warm and spicy flavor. A very versatile and most used spice that has anti-inflammatory properties.

Just mix the following spices in their ground form and keep them in a dry and clean glass container. Keep it in your cupboard and use it whenever you feel like having a chai drink or use in your baking and recipes.

Alternatively, you can use the whole form or pods of the spices by boiling the spices together with black tea leaves and milk and then using a strainer pour your drink in your mug. Add sugar or any sweetener you like.

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EASY CHAI SPICE MIX RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

INSTRUCTION

  • Combine all the listed spices in a glass container, mix and it’s ready anytime you need it.

USES Hot or cold fall drinks, coffee drinks, breakfast oats, curries, soups, stews, baking cakes, and loaves of bread. Explore and try it.

RECIPE NOTES

  • I use all ingredients in ground or powder form.
  • You can use the whole form or pods of the spices just use a mortar and pestle.
  • This chai spice mixture can last for up to a year if kept in a dry container.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield: 10 servings (estimate) with 10 Calories per serving

Total Fat 0.3g | Saturated Fat 0.1g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 1mg | Total Carbohydrate 2.1g | Dietary Fiber 1g | Total Sugars 0.2g | Protein 0.2g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 18 mg | Iron 0 mg | Potassium 22mg

Nutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only.

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How To Make Easy Chai Spice Mix Recipe At Home

Make this chai spice mix in just five minutes and use it to make your own chai drink. Use the mixture to your Fall baking recipes.
5 from 24 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course spices
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10
Calories 10 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the listed spices in a glass container, mix and it’s ready anytime you need it.
    chai spice mixture

Notes

  • I use all ingredients in ground or powder form.
  • You can use the whole form or pods of the spices just use a mortar and pestle.
  • This chai spice mixture can last for up to a year if kept in a dry container.
 

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Total Fat 0.3g | Saturated Fat 0.1g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 1mg | Total Carbohydrate 2.1g | Dietary Fiber 1g | Total Sugars 0.2g | Protein 0.2g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 18 mg | Iron 0 mg | Potassium 22mg
 
Nutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only.
 
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Keyword chai spice, masala chai

There you have your very own easy chai spice mix recipe. Use your chai spice into your coffee, breakfast bowl, baking, or recipes for a hint of Fall season it adds great flavor and taste.

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