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Ingredients (9)

  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 whole cloves, lightly crushed
  • 1 4-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 (1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, lightly crushed
  • 6 whole cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unflavored loose black tea (such as Darjeeling)

Chai has numerous variations but is always a combination of tea, milk, and spices. Our version combines ginger and cloves with fragrant cardamom and fennel seeds.


  1. 1Combine all ingredients, except the tea, in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  2. 2Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. 3Remove from heat, add tea, and steep, covered, for 5 minutes. Strain and serve.
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