Masala Chai Tea

Tea to Warm Your Heart and Soul

This recipe is the perfect cozy beverage to make to warm you up on a chilly day. It features several aromatic spices that are known for their ability to soothe digestion and reduce inflammation in the body.

Makes: 4 servings

Recipe Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 6-8 slices fresh ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom granules
  • 2-3 star anise
  • 8-10 peppercorns
  • 8-10 whole cloves
  • Honey to taste
  • 4 green or black tea bags
  • Splash of milk or plant-milk


  1. Add water and spices to a medium pot. Bring water to a boil, then lower to a simmer and let spices steep in simmering water for about 15 minutes.
  2. Turn off heat and strain spices.
  3. Pour tea into individual cups with a tea bag in each cup.
  4. Add honey and milk of your choice.

Storage tips: cool completely and keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove.

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Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.