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Homemade Chai Tea Mix

This Chai Tea Mix has all of those wonderful spices and when stirred into warmed milk will give you the taste of that coffee shop Chai Latte without the coffee shop price. If you like to give homemade gifts at the holidays, this Chai Tea Mix is a perfect treat for the tea lover on your list.
Author: Lisa Kerhin


  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 3/4 tsp ground cardamom optional
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea or decaffeinated instant tea
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1 cup French vanilla-flavored powdered nondairy creamer


  • For best results: blending the ingredients in a food processor or blender will result in a fine powder. The fine powder will dissolve easily without any grainy texture.
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture becomes a fine powder.
  • Pour mix into small mason jars and attach gift tags for gift-giving.
  • To Serve:
  • HOT Chai Tea Latte: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons of mix into a mug of hot milk or boiling water.
  • CHILLED Chai Iced Tea Latte: Make as you would for a hot serving and then chill and serve over ice.


Adapted from Christmas with Southern Living 2007