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Day 143: Homemade Chai

Try this amazing chai recipe that never gets old. It's done in 20 minutes and tastes so good!

When I say it never gets old, I mean my dad has been drinking this chai recipe (his own) since he was in high school, and that was definitely a while back. He drinks it twice, every day.

Chai is made with:

  1. Ginger (grated)

  2. Ground black pepper

  3. Water

  4. Milk

  5. Cardamom (two pods)

  6. Black Tea Leaves

All you have to do is: mix everything together in a pot, heat it over the stove, strain, and pour it into a cup to serve. By some Indian standards, the most appropriate cookies to eat with chai is Parle-G biscuits. You can dip the biscuits in the chai and it will taste fabulous.

For the tea leaves, I also used Red Label Black Tea. After you add the black tea leaves, your chai will look white and watery, but as tea leaves continue to steep, it will start turning coffee brown. Note: this recipe does not have sugar. This makes it super strong and bitter. Feel free to add enough sugar to taste.


|Level: 👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 20 minutes|Serves: 4|



  • 1 tablespoon worth of shredded ginger (no need to peel the skin)

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk

  • 5 cups of water

  • 2 pods of cardamom, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons black tea leaves (Red Label Tea)


  1. In a large pot, over medium heat combine all the ingredients. Wait until it boils (about 15 minutes) and take it off the heat.

  2. Strain in a fine-mesh strainer and pour it into a cup.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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