Do you love chia tea but didn’t know how to make it? Then try this easy colorful Chai Tea Spice Mix Recipe. Cardamon pods, dried orange peel, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, black peppercorns, all spice berries, fennel seed, anise, ginger oh… an black tea makes this recipe robust and delicious. Not only does it taste great, it looks pretty in a glass jar for gift giving or sitting on your counter.
How to Make Chai Tea Spice Mix
Whether you own a dehydrator or not, you can make your own chai tea mix. Begin by drying orange slices. I cut my orange into 1/8″ thin slices and then quartered them. Placed them on a parchment lined baking sheet so they would not stick to the baking pan. Then placed the pan in a low 200 degree oven to dry. It takes about 4-6 hours to dry your own oranges. Turning occasionally or if you own a dehydrator, it will take less time to dry.
Tip: If you don’t want to mess with drying your own oranges, some health food stores have herbals and may have dried orange peel which will work just as well.
Speaking of health food stores, you will need the following whole spices for this mix which can be found at a local shop. They buy these in bulk, and will be fresher than buying small jars at the chain grocery stores. Cardamon pods, cinnamon sticks, black peppercorns, star anise, all spice berries, whole cloves, coriander and fennel seeds, and crystalized ginger.
Mixing the Spices
Combine the dried orange slices or wedges and the rest of the ingredients except for the loose black tea, toss to blend. It is so pretty you will love it. Store the spice blend and the teas in separate airtight containers for up to 6 months. I didn’t have mine that long, because I gave most of it away and drank the rest. It is sooo good. Warms the soul.
Tip: I used loose English Breakfast Black Tea as the tea base, but any black tea that you love will work. You will need a strainer to remove the loose tea and spices.
For Gift; package spice mix in glass containers with a tight fitting lid, attach a small scoop, tea strainer and a package of loose black tea.
How to Brew a Cup of Chai Tea
Simmer 2 tablespoons of the Chai spices with milk, water, and honey for 25 minutes. Add tea and steep for 3 minutes. Strain into 2 large mugs and serve immediately. Chai it You’ ll Like it.
Here ya go, the recipe for Chai TeaPrint
Chai Tea Spice Mix Recipe|Beverage
Dry mix for Gift Giving.
- Yield: (20) two-tablespoon servings of spice mix.
- 1 Orange
- 1/2 cup(s) Cardamom Pods
- 6 Cinnamon Sticks, crushed
- 2 tablespoon(s) Whole Cloves
- 2 tablespoon(s) Black Peppercorns
- 2 tablespoon(s) Allspice Berries
- 1 tablespoon(s) Coriander Seeds
- 2 tablespoon(s) Fennel Seed
- 1/4 cup(s) Whole Star Anise
- ¼ cup Crystallized Ginger, chopped
- 8 ounces Loose English Breakfast Tea or other black tea
- 1 1/4 cup(s) Milk
- 2 tablespoon(s) Chai Spice Milk
- 3/4 cup(s) Water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) English Breakfast Tea or other black tea
- Dry the orange: Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the orange into 1/8-inch-thick rounds and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake, turning occasionally, until dry 4-6 hours or use a dehydrator.
- Make spice mix: Combine the dried orange and the rest of the ingredients except for the loose tea and toss to combine. Store the spice blend and the tea in separate airtight containers for up to 6 months.
- For Gift; package spice mix in glass containers with a tight fitting lid, attach a small scoop, tea strainer and a package of loose black tea.
Instructions to serve: Simmer 2 tablespoons of the Chai spices with milk, water, and honey for 25 minutes. Add tea and steep for 3 minutes. Strain into 2 large mugs and serve immediately.