Homemade Chai Tea Bags

By Andreia Coelho - October 24, 2018

Good Wednesday!

Lately, I have been loving chai tea, it is so good and soft, and perfect for the rainy days.
For those of you that don't know what chai tea is, it is a spiced milk tea from India.
Most of the supermarkets already sell chai tea, but I thought it would be fun to do it myself, so today I am going to share with you my recipe.

For one chai tea bag you will need:
  • Three cloves
  • Three cardamom seeds
  • Three black peppercorns
  • One star anise
  • One-third of a cinnamon stick
  • One teaspoon of black tea
If you don't have loose black tea, you can use half of a black tea bag, like I did. I used on from Lipton because that's what I had home, but any black tea will work.

Be careful with the size of the star anise, if they are too big I like to cut it in half, so the flavors are all balanced.

For the tea bag:
  • One coffee filter
  • Cooking Twine

The first I did was opening the coffee filter and dividing it in two and then trimming the edges on one of the sides.

Then I went ahead and placed the cloves, cardamom seeds, black peppercorns, cinnamon,  the star anise and the black tea in the middle of the coffee filter.

 I then tied it up with a piece of cooking twine, and that is it! If you do a lot of these tea bags and then put them on a jar with perhaps a cute label, you can then give as a gift to someone! Easy and simple!

If you are like me and don't feel like making a tea bag everytime you want to drink it, you can just place the ingredients on a tea infuser!!

I personally prefer my chai tea with warm water and then two fingers of milk and two teaspoons of sugar.

But you can do yours as you prefer, only milk, milk and a bit of water, only water or water and a bit of milk.
You can also choose which sweetener you want to add to your preference.

I hope you like it, and let me know if you tried it out!
With love, Andreia

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  1. My neighbour makes me this but I've never tried it myself. I'll give it a go ��