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Chai Preparation 101

Do you love Chai and want to know the perfect way to prepare it? We have you covered with today’s blog! Masala Chai is a drink significant to Indian culture, dating back thousands of years. While there are a multitude of ways to make Chai based upon region, time period, and even by family traditions, today we want to share with you a simple recipe to prepare Chai at home.


How to Make Masala Chai


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk of choice (oat milk, almond milk, cashew milk are great alternatives)
  • 2 teaspoons of any of our loose leaf chai (add in a additional teaspoon if you are making this for an iced option)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of sweetener of choice to taste (sugar, maple syrup, agave syrup)


  1. Brew the Chai:
    1. In a saucepan, add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil.
    2. Add the chai tea leaves and freshly grated ginger to the boiling water.
    3. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes to infuse the flavors.
  2. Add Milk and Sweetener:
    1. Pour in 1 cup of milk of your choice.
    2. Stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons of your sweetener, adjusting the sweetness to your preference.
  3. Simmer and Strain:
    1. Simmer until the milk starts to boil.
    2. Once at a boil, remove from the heat. Make sure not to let your milk boil over.
  4. Strain and Serve:
    1. Using a fine-mesh strainer, pour the masala chai into your favorite cup.
    2. Discard the tea leaves left in the strainer. The tea leaves are compostable!
  5. Optional Foam Step for a Chai Latte:
    1. If you’d like to make a chai latte, use a milk frother to foam your steamed milk of choice until it’s creamy and use it to top off the latte.

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