It’s time to relax! Enjoy a steamy mug of Chai Tea and breathe in the spicy, soothing aromas of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and cardamon! 

Instant Chai Tea Mix | Life, Love, and Good Food

Today may be the official first day of Spring, but early mornings and evenings are still quite chilly around here. Chilly temps are a perfect time for getting cozy and sipping on 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 house—and it’s much cheaper, too!

Instant Chai Tea Mix | Life, Love, and Good Food

“Chai” is the common word for “tea” in many parts of the world. What we’ve come to enjoy at American coffee houses actually originated in India as a spiced milk tea generally made up of a sweetened rich black tea, heavy milk, and a combination of various spices. With this instant recipe you don’t actually seep the tea so it’s not particularly authentic, but for a quick drink it’s actually very good.

Instant Chai Tea Mix | Life, Love, and Good Food

The recipe is a fragrant mixture of some of my favorite spices—cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and cardamon—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 spoons—so pretty and perfect!

Instant Chai Tea Mix | Life, Love, and Good Food

I remember my grandmother used to make Russian tea with instant tea and Tang—remember Tang, the powdered orange drink mix? I thought it was disgusting! But don’t worry, Instant Chai Tea Mix is nothing like that, so don’t be afraid to give it a try! Enjoy, friends!

Yield: 40 servings

Instant Chai Tea Mix

Instant Chai Tea Mix

It’s time to relax! Enjoy a steamy mug of Chai Tea and breathe in the spicy, soothing aromas of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and cardamon!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients and store in a tight jar.
  2. To serve, place 2 heaping tablespoons of Chai Tea Mix into a mug. Add hot water and stir.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

40

Serving Size:

1

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

Instant Chai Tea Mix | Life, Love, and Good Food