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Chai Tea

Store leftover tea in the refrigerator and serve over ice for a chilled version.



4     cups water

3     whole cinnamon sticks

1     vanilla bean, cut into ½-inch pieces

¾    teaspoon ground ginger

1½   teaspoons allspice berries

2     teaspoons cardamom pods

¾    teaspoon whole cloves

4     teaspoons loose black tea, such as Darjeeling

2     tablespoons brown sugar

1⁄3   cup cold whole milk


1.   Combine all ingredients except the sugar and milk in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat and steep mixture for 15 minutes.

2.   Pour the liquid through a fine mesh strainer into a clean saucepan. Add the brown sugar and cook over medium-low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar and slightly reduce the tea. Remove from heat and measure out 1 cup of tea into a mug.

3.   With the warming stirrer in place, add the milk to the tank and press the hot milk button. Pour milk into tea and stir. Serve immediately.

*This recipe makes more tea than is needed for a single serving; however, we like to prepare this as a larger batch for having on hand when desired.

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Makes 1 serving*

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

no nutrition information available

This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Cuisinart® Tazzaccino