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Recipe  •  13 May 2016


Sarah Todd's chai tea

Try this free recipe from The Healthy Model Cookbook.

I usually drink this after I have a big meal. The subtle sweet flavour will complement your dessert and soothe your stomach at the same time. Perfect.



Serves 4
10 minutes preparation
7 minutes cooking


  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 1.25 litres water
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon black tea leaves (or 2 teabags)
  • 2–4 cm piece ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon honey, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) milk
  • grated dark chocolate or cocoa powder, to serve


Using a mortar and pestle, lightly crush the cinnamon and cardamom (or gently tap them with handle of a large knife or rolling pin).

Place the water, spices, tea, ginger and honey in a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low.

Simmer for at least 5 minutes – longer if you want a stronger flavour.

Add the milk, then heat for another 2 minutes; be careful as milk can easily boil over.

To serve, strain the tea into cups and top with grated dark chocolate or cocoa powder.

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