2. Tea and Coffee

Easy Chai Tea Recipe


  • 8 cardamom seeds
  • 8 cloves
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 bags black tea (such as Darjeeling)
  • 8 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste


  • Step 1 Place the cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a heavy skillet.
  • Step 2 Place the crushed spices in a medium saucepan, along with the cinnamon sticks, ginger, milk, and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add the tea bags, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.
  • Step 3 Strain into cups. To each cup, add 2 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 108 calories; fat 4g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 12mg; sodium 54mg; protein 4g; carbohydrates 14g; sugars 14g; calcium 143mg.

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