Homemade Spiced Chai Seasoning Mix

Chai tea in a brown mug with a stick of cinnamon.

See how to make this easy and delicious Homemade Spiced Chai Seasoning Mix for a warm cup of comfort at home. You are going to love the spice and warmth in this drink recipe.

See how to make this easy and delicious Homemade Spiced Chai Mix on gracefullittlehoneybee.com

Homemade Spiced Chai Seasoning Mix

Living in the south, we drink iced tea year round, but in the colder months my husband and I enjoy a hot cup of tea before bed. We prefer black tea over herbal tea because it just has so much more flavor. Most of the time we brew our own, but during busy seasons such as the holidays I like to pick up a few gallons of Milo’s Tea to make entertaining easier. It’s the perfect drink to serve at any holiday gathering.


I like Milo’s Tea Company because they’re family-owned and use only fresh, natural ingredients containing no preservatives or additives. Read their ingredient labels and see for yourself. You can find Milo’s Tea in the refrigerator section at Wal-Mart available in unsweet, sweet (using pure cane sugar) and no-calorie sweet. Buy 2 gallons of Milo’s Tea for just $5 on rollback while supplies last.



Now that we have the tea part figured out, let’s get to the recipe for my Homemade Spiced Chai Seasoning Mix. I absolutely love making my own homemade mixes to give as gifts or to keep in my pantry. This Spiced Chai Seasoning Mix is perfect for mixing into hot beverages such as tea. Plus, it would make a wonderful gift for neighbors or friends. I hope you enjoy!

How to Make Homemade Spiced Chai Seasoning Mix:

Process all ingredients in food processor until fine and powdery.

Place in sealed container until ready to use.

To Use: Add 2 tsp per 8 oz of hot tea.

Recipe Notes:

  • Some people do not like the strong flavor of cardamom and choose to leave it out of the recipe.
  • You may use home brewed or store bought tea.


Need more homemade seasoning mixes? Here are a few of my favorites:

Homemade Taco Seasoning
Homemade Chili Seasoning
Homemade Ranch Seasoning
Homemade Pizza Seasoning

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Homemade Spiced Chai Seasoning Mix

Make this homemade spiced chai for a warm and spicy cup of comfort!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chai, tea
Servings: 48
Calories: 31kcal



  • Process all ingredients in food processor until fine and powdery.
  • Place in sealed container until ready to use.


To Use: Add 2 tsp seasoning per 8 oz of hot tea.
Some people do not like the strong flavor of cardamom and choose to leave it out of the recipe.
You may use home brewed or store bought tea.


Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Milo’s Tea, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HolidaysWithMilos  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Do you drink tea as much as we do? I’d love to know!

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  1. Oh yum! This sounds delicious! I've been wanting to make my own chai for a long time, but haven't been able to find cardamom inexpensively. Any suggestions? I know no matter where I buy it, it won't necessarily be cheap, but the prices I've seen a rather crazy high!
      1. Sorry but just so I understand, when I make a small jar for neighbors, do I have to buy them a gallon of liquid tea?
        1. Sorry for the confusion Julia. I would just add a tag to the jar saying to add 1 tbsp per 8 oz of hot tea so that they know how to use the mix, but you don't need to give tea with it unless you want too.
          1. I know some people don't care for instant tea, but when I make this for gifts for the holidays, I add 1 1/2 Cups into my mix for an instant fix - just add to hot water then!!
  2. Missy we drink hot tea day and night in the cold weather. And hot tea in the am in warm weather and iced tea in the afternoon and evening. We make it fresh and add sweetener, either sugar or honey, and milk. Love your frugal info. Your fan Stacy
  3. I'd like to make this to drink without the tea (actually for my caffeine-avoiding sister-in-law). Would that work? To just add it to hot water/milk? We've got a (really expensive) instant version that is made that way, but I'm wanting to try a homemade option and all the "instant" versions have tea in them, except this one.
      1. I drink my chai as a latte. I use coconut milk because I like coconut milk. I woukd add instant tea for ease but sometimes it leaves an aftertaste. So a 1/2 cup steeped strong for me. Works perfect.

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    1. You could try Dandy Blend herbal “coffee”. It has NO caffeine, tastes like a non-acidic smooth coffee, and only comes in instant powder. If you order a chai somewhere, you can order a “dirty chai” made with coffee. Yum! And great anytime as there was is no caffeine
    2. Hi Carin. Yes , you can. I like 2 teaspoons of the chai mix in a cup of milk or almond milk and heat it well ,in the microwave or on stovetop. If worried about all that sugar, I use 3/4 cup of a natural and very healthy alternative to sugar, called Xylitol. It is more expensive but goes a long way.
  4. I am enjoying this as tropical storm Irma passes by. It isn't really dissolving in my tea. Do I need to boil it on the stove?
  5. If I wanted to use a chai spice mix in baking (for cookies, scones, etc) would I just leave out the powdered milk? Thanks!
  6. I substitute 3/4 cup of Xylitol for the 1 cup in the recipe. Xylitol is a completely natural and very healthy alternative to sugar. When looking it up ,I read that In Finland it is used to make lollies which are dustributed to Kinder children , as it’s good for teeth amongst other things. Xylitol is more expensive than sugar but lasts a long time, I find. I am not a fan of tea, so use 2 tsps of chai mix to a cup of milk or almond milk and heat well in the microwave or on stovetop.Yum latte!
  7. If you have an Asian (Indian) grocery store nearby they are a great and inexpensive place to buy spices. especially cardamom.
  8. How much per cup of tea if you use Stevia instead of sugar? This is powdered stevia, not the stevia-Erythritol mixture.
  9. Thank you so much for this recipe. I made it last night and added it to my tea this morning. I found my new favorite fall drink!
  10. I drink Chai every morning as a breakfast tea. Am going to try your recipe as I`ve been buying tea bags.Thank you
  11. When I make this mix, I will have to use Splenda as the sweetener. I hope that’s okay, you see I can’t use sugar, so I use Splenda instead. I also hope the mix will be good with coffee to. Thanh you for the share I’ll give this a try.
  12. Omg....anyone opting to leave out the cardamom is really missing out. It packs such an incredible punch of flavor to the finished mix. I always buy whole spices so that I can toast them over medium heat in a dry skillet a couple-few minutes till they become aromatic but not burning them, which requires standing right there with them watching that they don’t get overheated. When they just begin to smell heavenly, they are done. Remove from pan onto a plate to cool, then proceed with grinding them in food processor just like your instructions say to. They must be cool or they might sweat in grinding process & get clumps or stick to the blades. This one little extra step also ups the anti 100% in depth of flavor. Thank you for sharing the recipe, I’m making some today, I suddenly started craving a nice hot cup of Chai tea!
  13. thank you so much for the 3 mixes, love chaj tea and hot chocolate with chau!!! love to have other seasoning blends too!!!!

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  14. I noticed in the recipe it states to mix 2 teaspoons per 8 oz. I did not find it to have much flavor. In another post you suggest 1 tablespoon per 8 oz. I will try that next. Not sure what the correct ratio is.
  15. If you use instant tea to make it ready to mix with hot water, how much would you use to mix in with this amount of spices
  16. I think this mix is delicious. I did add the cardamom because I like that flavor. The blend is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

    5 stars

  17. Has anybody tried making a Hot Chocolate bomb with this? Maybe white chocolate spheres, then add the chai mix inside along with marshmellows? Let us know how it comes out if you try it!

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