It’s time to relax! Enjoy a steamy mug of Chai TeaÂ and breathe in the spicy,Â soothing aromas of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and cardamon!Â
Today may beÂ the official first day of Spring, but early mornings and evenings are stillÂ quite chilly around here. Chilly temps are aÂ perfect time for getting cozy and sipping onÂ a warm mug of Chai tea. A friend shared this recipe with me for Instant Chai Tea Mix, so now it’s easy and convenient to enjoy Chai without making a special trip to the coffee houseâ€”and it’s much cheaper, too!
“Chai” is the common word for “tea” in many parts of the world.Â What we’ve come to enjoy at American coffee houses actually originated inÂ India asÂ a spiced milk tea generally made up of a sweetened rich black tea, heavy milk, and a combination of various spices. WithÂ this instant recipe you don’t actually seep the tea so it’s not particularlyÂ authentic, butÂ for a quick drink it’s actually very good.
The recipe is a fragrant mixture of some of my favorite spicesâ€”cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and cardamonâ€”along with non-dairy powdered creamer, dry milk powder, sugar, and unsweet instant tea. Once all the ingredients are combined, you’ll have enough mix to make about 40 servings…plenty enough to share and a great gift idea,too! In fact, make a double batch and package the mix for Easter gifts or teacher appreciation gifts. I love these glass jars from Amazon with hinged lids and matching spoonsâ€”so pretty and perfect!
I remember my grandmother used to make Russian tea with instant tea and Tangâ€”remember Tang, the powdered orange drink mix? I thought it was disgusting! But don’t worry, Instant Chai Tea Mix isÂ nothing like that, so don’t be afraid to give it a try! Enjoy, friends!
- 1 cup non-fat dry milk powder
- 1 cup non-dairy powdered creamer
- 1 cup French vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer
- 2-1/2 cups sugar
- 1-1/2 cups unsweet instant tea
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon all spice
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon cardamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- Combine all ingredients and store in a tight jar.
- To serve, place 2 heaping tablespoons of Chai Tea Mix into a mug. Add hot water and stir.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 13mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 14g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g