Chai one on with a batch of custom tea

This chai tea recipe is a great substitute to the costly lattes from Starbucks. (Photo/Flickr)

For all those college students tired of dishing out around five bucks for a simple caffeinated beverage at Starbucks, there’s a solution. This recipe for hot chai tea is relatively simple with fragrant spices like cinnamon and clove. This chai tea recipe is only 111 calories, which can be compared to a grande sized Tazo Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks which clocks in at 200 calories.

-Chai Tea-


One cup milk

One cup water

One large strip of orange peel

Three whole cloves

One (3 inch) cinnamon stick

Three whole black peppercorns

One pinch ground nutmeg

Four teaspoons white sugar

Two teaspoons black tea leaves


Combine the milk and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Once this mixture has warmed, place the orange peel, cloves, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, nutmeg, sugar and tea leaves into the pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the color deepens to your liking. Strain out spices, and pour into cups. Enjoy!

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