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Chocolate Chai Tea

Spice Islands®

Chocolate Chai Tea


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

8 to 10 servings


2 cups water

4 tea bags, black

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

8 cups milk OR vanilla soymilk

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Nutmeg

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Cardamom

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Cloves

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Cayenne Pepper


Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Remove from heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags.

Stir in sugar and cocoa. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Add milk, vanilla and spices. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is heated through, about 10 to 15 minutes. Do not boil. Strain, if desired. Pour into warm mugs. Garnish each with whipping cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg, if desired.

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