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Chai Milk Tea
Photography @aidanvontea

Nothing warms our bellies more than a cup of hot chai tea. Masala chai, or spiced tea, was created more than 5,000 years ago in what is now India. It was created using herbs and spices like ginger, black pepper, cinnamon and cloves for several healing functions like digestion, pain relief, and circulation. Originally, chai tea did not contain Carmellia sinensis tea leaves. But over time, black tea leaves, sugar, and milk were popularized. This is the chai many of us commonly enjoy nowadays!

Our Indian Chai is blended in our hometown: San Francisco! It’s a black tea with a mixed with ginger, cardamon, cloves, cinnamon. Just add your milk of choice and you have yourself a spicy and creamy cup of Chai Milk Tea.

We also included the recipe for a Dirty Chai Milk Tea because who doesn’t love a shot of espresso, right?

Tea People Chai Milk Tea Recipe


Indian Chai

Makes one 12 oz cup 


  • 2 oz milk of choice

  • 10 oz brewed Indian Chai tea, hot

    • 2 tbsp Tea People Indian Chai tea

    • 10 oz filtered water, heated to 200°

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 1 tsp Amber Rock Sugar (optional)


  1. Brew a tea concentrate by steeping tea in 200° water for 4 minutes. Set aside.

  2. Coat the inside of your mug with honey. With one hand, pour in the honey, keeping this hand still. With the other hand, tilt the mug in a circular motion so the honey hits the walls of the mug. This will create a marbling effect.

  3. Next, add 1 tsp of Amber Rock Sugar to the bottom of the mug. This step is optional.

  4. Lastly, strain tea into mug and add milk. The cold milk will cool down the hot tea to a nice, warm temperature! Stir everything and enjoy!

Next-level: Dirty Chai Milk Tea

Follow steps 1-4. Lastly, top off your milk tea with a shot of hot espresso or 3-4 oz of strong coffee.