Total Time
11mins
Prep 1 min
Cook 10 mins

I'm not really a big tea fan but I saw this recipe & just had to try it. I love the blend of spices with the cocoa, it's really great. I used vanilla tea with mine so mine was more like a chocolate vanilla chai, I suppose you could experiment with things like caramel or even toffee tea too. Recipe is from SFI.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine tea, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, cocoa powder, sugar and 1 1/2 cups of cold water in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring, for 5 minutes or until aromatic.
  3. Add milk. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until hot. Strain into 2 heatproof glasses or cups. Serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Very rich tasting, and the cocoa was a nice addition. It helps to crack the cardamom pods a bit before using, to get more flavor from the seeds. Personally, I really like cardamom, so may use ground next time for more flavor. A nice comforting cuppa on a cold, dreary afternoon. Made for Winter 2010 Comfort Cafe game.

3 5

Mmmmm this was interesting and different but not quite my cup of tea so to speak. I think the cocoa destracted me from the flavors of the chai I was hoping for. Always good to try good things though. Thanks for a new experience Mandy!

5 5

I love chai and this beverage is no exception. I also used vanilla tea and loved the way it flavored this drink. I have never used demerara sugar before, and enjoyed my first experience. Thanks for another great recipe, Mandy. Made for September, 2008 Bevy Tag.