Chai Tea Recipe

Mug of Chai Tea

A popular coffee bar alternative to a latte, chai tea combines black tea, spices, and milk. The savory notes from black pepper and various spices in this recipe give a wonderful aromatic experience to your home. This tea is made with Truvia Original Sweetener and has 43% fewer calories* and 64% less sugar* per serving than the regular full-sugar version. Makes 3 servings.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Serving size: 1 cup (12 fl oz.)

Calories: 90 Calories


  • 2 cups of water

  • 6 whole black peppercorns

  • 2 slices of fresh ginger root

  • 1 small strip of orange peel

  • ¼ tsp fennel seeds

  • ½ tsp cardamom seeds

  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

  • 7 whole cloves

  • 2 sticks of cinnamon

  • 3 bags of black tea

  • 3 cups 1% milk

  • 7 zero-calorie Truvia Original Calorie-Free Sweetener Packets***

***or 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp of zero-calorie Truvia Original Calorie-Free Sweetener Spoonable Jar


  • 1.

    In a medium saucepan, combine peppercorns, ginger root, orange peel, fennel seed, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Using a mallet or the back of a ladle, lightly crush or bruise spices to release flavors.

  • 2.

    Add water to the pan, bring to a boil and simmer with lid on for 20 minutes.

  • 3.

    Add the tea and steep for 10 minutes.

  • 4.

    Strain mixture, discarding spices and tea bags. (You should have approximately 1 cup of spiced tea base).

  • 5.

    Combine Truvia Original Sweetener and milk, warm to desired temperature.

  • 6.

    Add tea spice base to warm milk mixture.

  • 7.

    Leftover tea can be refrigerated and enjoyed cold or reheated, stir before serving.

*Each serving of tea has 90 calories and 10 grams of sugar per serving compared to the full-sugar version which has 160 calories and 28 grams of sugar per serving.

**Erythritol value may vary based on your choice of sweetener.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 2.5g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 110mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars 10g
Erythritol** 8g
Protein 7g
Vitamin D 10% DV
Calcium 20% DV
Iron 0% DV
Potassium 8% DV
Chai Tea is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I absolutely love Truvia in my hot tea. It adds just the right amount of sweetness.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yum chai tea at home! This recipe is a great alternative to the package chai tea that you can buy in store. It was easy to make at home and just the right amount of sweetness.
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from unGuilty Pleasure I was introduced to chai tea at a popular coffee chain. I was enjoying the spicy hot beverage until I looked up the nutritional information. This recipe has a better nutritional value than the beverage from the popular coffee chain. I can truly enjoy my chai!
Date published: 2016-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from chai tea I love tea and spices so that sounds really good! I'd try that!
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relaxing have my container on my counter in close reach to use at a moments need
Date published: 2016-02-20
  • y_2024, m_7, d_21, h_6
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.42
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_12
  • loc_en_US, sid_reci_1327, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_truvia