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Chai Concentrate Recipe

chai concentrate recipe

Chai tea is a delicious and comforting drink that is perfect for any time of day. However, making it from scratch can be time-consuming and difficult. That's why I've created this chai concentrate recipe, which can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for whenever you want a warm and spicy cup of chai tea. In this article, I'll be sharing my recipe, along with some tips and tricks for making the perfect chai tea every time.

Recipes Information

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Recipe Category: Beverages
  • Recipe Cuisine: Indian
  • Aggregate Rating: 5/5


  • 4 cups water
  • 8 black tea bags
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 6 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup brown sugar


  1. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the tea bags, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom pods, and ginger to the pot.
  3. Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the spices are infused in the tea.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and discard the tea bags and spices.
  5. Stir in the brown sugar until it is completely dissolved.
  6. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  7. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean jar or bottle.
  8. Store the chai concentrate in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


Nutrition InformationAmount per Serving
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrate31g

Recipes FAQ

  • What is chai tea? Chai tea is a spiced tea that originated in India. It is typically made with black tea, milk, and a blend of spices such as cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cardamom.
  • What is chai concentrate? Chai concentrate is a concentrated version of chai tea that can be stored in the fridge for later use. It is typically made by simmering black tea and spices in water, then adding sweetener and letting it cool before straining and storing.
  • How do you make a chai latte? To make a chai latte, mix equal parts chai concentrate and milk of your choice (such as cow's milk, almond milk, or soy milk) and heat on the stove or in the microwave until hot. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
  • How long does chai concentrate last? Chai concentrate can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Can you use loose-leaf tea instead of tea bags? Yes, you can use loose-leaf tea instead of tea bags. Use about 8-10 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea for every 4 cups of water.
  • Can you adjust the spice level in chai concentrate? Yes, you can adjust the spice level in chai concentrate by adding more or less of the spices listed in the recipe. Start with the amounts listed and adjust to your taste.

Recipes Tips

If you like a stronger tea flavor, simmer the tea bags for a few extra minutes. If you prefer a sweeter tea, add more brown sugar to the mixture. You can also experiment with different types of milk or sweeteners to customize your chai latte to your liking. Additionally, you can use this chai concentrate as a base for other recipes, such as chai-flavored baked goods or ice cream.

Chai tea is a comforting and delicious drink that is perfect for any occasion. With this recipe, you can make a batch of chai concentrate ahead of time and enjoy a warm and spicy cup of chai whenever you want. Whether you're a seasoned chai drinker or a newcomer to this delicious beverage, this chai concentrate recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.