Homemade Chai Tea Concentrate Recipe

Homemade Chai Tea Concentrate Recipe

How To Make Homemade Chai Tea Concentrate

This chai tea concentrate is made with cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg, simmered with vanilla and sugar. Save and refrigerate for a homemade chai tea!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 12cardamom pods,gently crushed
  • 8whole black peppercorns
  • 8whole cloves
  • 4fresh ginger,1-inch, sliced
  • 4cupswater
  • 4cinnamon sticks
  • 3whole allspice,optional
  • 2tbspbrown sugar,more or less to taste
  • 2star anise
  • 1vanilla bean,sliced down the middle
  • tspnutmeg
  • 4black tea bags


  1. Bring the cardamom, peppercorns, cloves, ginger, water, cinnamon, allspice, sugar, star anise, vanilla bean, and nutmeg together to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.

  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, then simmer for 15 minutes.

  3. Add the tea bags, then let steep for 5 minutes.

  4. Pour the mixture through a strainer, then reserve the liquid for concentrate.

  5. Let cool to room temperature.

  6. Mix equal parts concentrate with water or milk to make chai tea.

  7. Serve warm or cold, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


  • Calories: 87.41kcal
  • Fat: 0.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.22g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.22g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.18g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.02g
  • Fiber: 3.51g
  • Sugar: 5.64g
  • Protein: 1.63g
  • Sodium: 21.37mg
  • Calcium: 70.09mg
  • Potassium: 318.15mg
  • Iron: 1.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 1.12µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.03mg
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