How to make handcrafted chai tea

How to make handcrafted chai tea

Ever wondered how to make Chai at home? Tired of the fake chai tea latte served by Starbucks and the likes? Here's a complete how-to guide to get invigorating tea right in your own kitchen.

Kitchen tools
1 eaSieve
2 eaMugs
1 eaPan/pot with a handle to make tea
1 eaSpoon to stir
2 spoonsSugar
1 cupmilk
1 cupWater
2 eaCloves
1 eaFreshly grated Ginger
1 eaLemon grass
1 spoonTea - Tata Gold (found in Indian Grocery Stores)

This recipe serves two and takes about 15 mins. Add sugar per taste, can be replaced with raw sugar or equal/stevia. Honey is not the best option here.

Initial Ingredients

Take the cup of water in the pan and add one spoon tea leaves. Add two spoons sugar and add grated ginger. You can also add lemon grass or opened cardamom cloves.

First boil

Keep it on medium heat for a couple of mins till it comes to a boil.

Adding milk

Add the cup of milk. Stir gently.

Voila, your tea is ready.

Let it boil again .


Pour the tea into your mugs using a seive to get all the loose tea leaves. You can toss the tea leaves, do not re-use them. Enjoy your tea with some crackers , chips or biscuits.