Hot Spiced Chai Recipe

Hot Spiced Chai Recipe



  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 pinches ground nutmeg
  • 2 pinches ground cinnamon
  • 2 pinches ground cardamom
  • ½ inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon black tea (or dandelion root or lemon grass)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons sweetener of your choice


Boil the water with the spices for 2 minutes. Add the tea and simmer for two minutes. Add the milk and heat until hot but not boiling. Add sweetener and enjoy.

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Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc

Vasant Lad is an Ayurvedic physician and educator and is respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda. He is the founder of 

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