I filled mason jars with a chai tea mix for Christmas gifts this year. I’ve been asked for the recipe, so I thought I’d share it on here for anyone else who may be interested. It has a bizzillion five star reviews on All Recipes.
CHAI TEA MIX
1 cup nonfat dry milk
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup French vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer
2 1/2 cups white sugar (or substitute Splenda)
1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
Additional spices for even more flavor:
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1. In a large bowl, combine milk powder, non-dairy creamer, vanilla flavored creamer, sugar and instant tea. Stir in spices. In a food processor (or coffee grinder), blend 1 cup at a time until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.
2. To serve. Stir 2 heaping tablespoons Chai tea mixture into a mug of hot water.
You may choose to omit the French vanilla creamer, and use 2 teaspoons vanilla extract instead. To do so, mix the vanilla into the sugar, let it dry, then break the sugar into small lumps. Follow the same procedure as above.