Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chai Tea Mix

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CHAI TEA MIX

1 cup dry powdered milk

1 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer

1 cup French Vanilla flavored non-dairy powdered coffee creamer

2 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea

2 tsps. cinnamon

2 tsp. ginger

1 tsp. cloves

1 tsp. nutmeg

(Most recipes call for cardamom as an ingredient, but it so expensive, so I just use nutmeg instead…use whatever you have!)

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl with a wire whisk.  Add small amounts to a blender or food processor and blend until it becomes a fine powder.

Store in an airtight container.  To serve – add 3 tsps. to a mug of hot water, add a dash of milk.

ENJOY! 

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54 comments:

donna www.merryheartcrafts.com said...

Nadine, Thank you so much for sharing these mixes. I want to make the chai tea for Jessica (my oldest). Chai is her favorite tea. The others I want to make for us to have on hand. I think I have all the ingredients already. Thanks again and God bless.

Vee said...

Yes, thank you for sharing these! I had no idea that all of this variety of homemade recipes were available. Have a wonderful Thankgsiving, Sweetie! Who's doing the baking? Everybody sharing?

Nadine said...

Donna & Vee,

You are very welcome! We like to drink a lot of warm drinks during the chilly winter months, so these mixes come in handy for our family!

Vee - I am making a caramel pecan cheesecake and Sarah is making peanut butter bars. I also made some chex mix to snack on. My Mom will be in charge of most of the cooking, while my sister and niece help out too!

A wonderful Thanksgiving to you both!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Camille said...

What a fun gift idea! Love it! :)

Blessings,
Camille

GretchenJoanna said...

Thanks! I want to make the chai tea mix for my daughter who drinks chai every day. Did the original recipe call for one teaspoon of cardamom? I already have some on hand so I could use that....

smilegirl said...

Hello, I just ran into this lovely recipe on Pinterest. I have pumpkin pie spice, how much should I add? Thanks. Now I don't have to buy stock in Oregon Chai.

Nadine said...

Hello Smilegirl,

If using pumpkin spice instead of the various spices, I would use about 6 teaspoons.

Enjoy!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Vonna said...

thank you for sharing this recipe for us , I worked at Hershey PA and worked at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center and worked at the Cocoa Beanery and made alot of Chia Tea Latte !!Loved it !! Thank you again and thank you for the lovely music we are now living in Illinois and was homesick for Pa !!! Take care!!!

Sydney Andersen said...

Nadine,

Just ran across this recipe on Pinterest and can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

Sydney

www.saileduponasea.wordpress.com

Sydney Andersen said...

Nadine,

Just ran across this recipe on Pinterest and can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

Sydney

www.saileduponasea.wordpress.com

Sydney Andersen said...

Nadine,

Just ran across this recipe on Pinterest and can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

Sydney

www.saileduponasea.wordpress.com

Sydney Andersen said...

Nadine, I ran across this recipe on Pinterest and can't wait to give it a try. My mom also really enjoys Chai Tea so I'll have to share this with her. Thanks for sharing!

Sydney www.saileduponasea.wordpress.com

Natalee said...

Wow, I saw this recipe on Pinterest and I'm so glad I found it! My mom and I have been buying Chai Tea mix from Trader Joes which, while delicious and fantastic, only comes in small containers and the cost to buy it adds up. We're definitely going to try this recipe out soon! Thanks!

Erin said...

I just made this recipe. It is wonderful. I used the pumpkin pie spice instead of the other spices. The only change I made is that I added 3 Tsp, not 3 tsp to a mug of water. Made this way, it tastes exactly like coffee shop chai tea.

Lynne Klandrud said...

I made this tonight and it's so good, thank you so much for sharing

Lynne Klandrud said...

I made this recipe today and its soooo good, thank you for sharing

Gabriele Murry said...

Do you have a dairy-free version of this wonderful receipe?

Teresa said...

I too will make it and share with my daughter who loves it.

wenona said...

Thank you for this recipe! My daughter loves chai so to make it with what I already have on hand is going to be great! Can't wait to share this with her.

Tia_yaya said...

I can only find crystal light instant dry tea mix with lemon. Where do you find yours?

Nadine said...

Hi Tia,

You can usually find instant tea mix near the regular bagged tea and coffee. Hope that helps!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Nichole Poston said...

This mix is wonderful! I use more than 3 tsp., but I love really strong flavor. Thank you for this great recipe!

Shelly said...

I am soo happy you posted this! I found it on Pinterest. There is a local shop here that sells Chai tea mix and I would faithfully buy it. It is part of my morning breakfast! However, sometimes I'd run out and the store would be closed! So..it's great to be able to make my own whenever I'd like and I image it's got to be cheaper than buying the local store's version too!

Charlotte said...

Yum, I'm drinking this recipe right now! I've only ever seen the instant mix once and I fell in love with it instantly, so now I can make my own- thanks nadine!

LaurenMarie - Creative Curio said...

Just made this. I accidentally read the cinnamon as 3 TABLEspoons instead of TEAspoons but it tasted good anyway! Ha! I also used cardamom instead of nutmeg but I love nutmeg so I added a dash of that in there too. If you have a Target close to you, their spices are like half the price of the grocery store (at least here in So Cal). Definitely making this again! It would make awesome stocking stuffers.

EM said...

Loved your site.... it was relaxing just looking at the tea mix.... Can you tell me the name of the music on your site please??? That was relaxing also...
Elaine
chatemoore@gmail.com thank you...

Aimee said...

Thanks for sharing this, I made it with caffeine free instant tea. I love it! I've tried to calculate the calories myself and guess it's around 50/cup. Does anyone else know? Either way, I'm sure it's less than hot chocolate, and it's getting to be the perfect time of year for it. Thanks again!

Madelin Zaycheck said...

Thanks for sharing this! It turned out great. I added about 1/4tsp cardamom and it spices it up a bit extra.

Jessica Marshall said...

This mix is amazing! I am seriously addicted right now! Have you tried a sugar substitute like splenda in it? (the amount I've been drinking may become a problem calorie wise soon)

Tristabelle said...

I just made this for my husband who loves chi tea and it's a hit! We ended up adding 3 Tablespoons as others had to make it as thick as he usually likes it. I wasn't prepared for how big of a batch this makes, I'm going to have to find a pretty jar to store this in because I'm pretty sure this will be a new staple in our house. Thank you for sharing!

megan smith said...

This is soooo good!! I mixed it with just milk snd blended it with ice. Fantastic!!

North Laurel said...

What a beautiful blog you have! Thank you for this recipe. I'm filing it away for our next trip to the grocery store. I hope it will last awhile as 3 out of 4 in our house love chai. Thank you again!

Jill said...

Wow so good! I made this for a gift exchange and they loved it. I even had tons left over for myself too :)

Clydia Mangold said...

This sounds so good! I going to make some for my girls! Thanks for sharing. Following you via GFC. :)

Skippette said...

I found you via Pinterest . I've been looking for a great chai tea recipe for along time. I found my keeper

In just under a month I have made 4 batches of this. Everyone who's tried it, loves it. Thank you so much for such a wonderful recipe!

I have tried a batch with the cardamom and a batch with the nutmeg. Both are good. So I decided to do 1/2 and 1/2 each time a make it.

I will be adding this to my gift bags for family and friends for Christmas .

Sue M. said...

Made this for my daughter because Chai is her favorite hot drink. We no longer have to buy the expensive stuff she loves becahse this homemade mix tastes EXACTLY like Oregon Chai with the purple label. We can make. HUGE container for the same price as a small box in the store. It will be great for gift giving in a pretty little jar, too. Merry Christmas!

The Fam said...

This is really good, thanks for sharing it!

mchole said...

Oh sniggidy snip snap snap! This is really delicious. This recipe filled about 5 1-quart mason jars, with around 2 cups in each jar. And the whole thing cost me $21! This is great, thanks for the recipe!

Amanda Rae said...

All I can say is whoa. I found this recipe on Pinterest and whoa. I made half of this because I wasn't too sure but now I need to make the rest. Thank you so much:)

Charlette Finley said...

Thank you so much for this recipe. I came acrossed it on Pinterest! I will be making this for myself as well as my friends. I love Chai Tea!!

Tonya King said...

Hi Nadine,
I'm getting ready to make this and just realized I forgot to get regular non dairy creamer so I'm going to double the french vanilla. I hope it works out right. Oh Yeah I love french vanilla.

Thanks,
Tonya

Dawansa said...

Thanks so much for this! I buy my Chai Tea from our club warehouse. I drink tons of this all year long. I can't wait to try this and save $$$.

Lisa Granados said...

Nadine - this is such a find, I've been making this now for five months and on my third batch. I've used it with and without cardamom - Love both tastes. I got your link from Pinterest. Again, thanks a million!

Elise Ali said...

hi i would love to add that star anise is a good add to the tea mix

Mangia Mama said...

Made a double batch this morning. Had a "dirty chai" made with it and freshly ground Sumatra made in the Keurig. I ended up adding a bit of cardamom since I had it- plus it's a flavor I really like- this was better than anything we've tried and way cheaper! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Beth Clark said...

You just saved me $4 per cup of Starbucks chai! Thanks; this looks amazing and EASY!

www.thecitydweller.me

liz said...

Thank u! This is a great recipe! I add nutmeg and cardamom b/c I had it and white pepper. It kicks it up if you like that.

Adventures in Parenting said...

I've been making this recipe for years ! FYI you can get cardamom cheep at a bulk food store. I also don't use the non dairy creamer...not a fan of the chemicals in it. I just sub with extra dry milk. And use home made vanilla sugar for the vanilla flavor!

Sudi Gooch said...

Thank you for this. Anyway to make it without the use of artificial non-dairy creamer?

Shannon Barefoot said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I featured it on my blog today and made some printable labels to go with it (for gift jars): http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2013/12/homemade-chai-mix.html

Thanks again!
Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

katherine bittner said...

Thanks so much for sharing the recipe for my VERY FAV drink!!!!!!!!

Sam said...

Thanks so much for sharing!!!... I will try my best to make a good one, and make some for my brazilians friends to enjoy and get the hit of it!!!... xxxx Solange... :)

Tracie Keeling said...

What could I use instead of the french vanilla coffee creamer? We don't get it over here and to order it overseas is seriously expensive! I can't wait to try it tho - I went off coffee after a gastric bypass and these days I can't get enough chai! x

Nadine said...

Tracie - You can just use 2 cups of regular non-dairy creamer instead.
Enjoy!

~Nadine