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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Homemade Mystic Chai Mix Powder

One of my good friend and coworker Deborah R. made a good suggestion about posting the recipe for the instant Chai mix, so she does not have to fuss and worry about finding all the ingredients (that I have listed in my Chai recipe on this blog) every time she craves for Chai. I agree with her, this is a good idea. So here is my modified recipe for the instant Chai mix that you can have it handy in your pantry and just mix it in a mug of boiling water with a tea bag.


• 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
• 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
• 1 cup French vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer
• 1 cup white sugar
• 2 teaspoons ground ginger powder
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon ground cloves
• 2 teaspoon ground cardamom
• 1 teaspoon fennel seeds powdered in a coffee grinder
• ½ teaspoon nutmeg powder
• ½ teaspoon of all spice
• ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
• ¼ teaspoon white pepper
• ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
• ½ teaspoon of salt

Process all of the above ingredients in a food processor for about 3-4 min and make a fine powder. Store it in an airtight container.

Directions to make chair from this instant mix:

Put a tea bag in a mug of boiling water, mix in 1 table spoon of spice mix, and let it stand for couple of min, strain if necessary. Your delicious Chai is ready.


This can make an in expensive gift in a decorated decked up jar for the holidays.

This will make about ~20 servings.

You can adjust the amount of spice you put in the chai and if you want to make the chai strong, you can add 2 teabags instead of one in a mugful of boiling water.

If you don't want to fuss with the tea bag and want totally instant chai mix, you can add 1½ cup of unsweetened instant tea powder with above ingredients and just add two table spoon of the chai powder in one mug of boiling water.
I personally don't care much for the instant tea powder and I like my Tetley teabag.

Recipe modified by Surekha from a recipe at

Photograph by urbanfoodie33

Photograph of whole spices by tvancort

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