Chai Tea Mix

Give the gift of Chai Tea this holiday season or make to enjoy a warm cup yourself. 

Chai Tea Mix | www.motherthyme.com

Holiday DIY Gifts — Week 1

I absolutely love Chai Tea.  I drink it everyday.  In the evenings after the kids go to bed, you can find me on the computer probably on Pinterest enjoying a cup of Chai Tea, or maybe a glass of wine.  It all depends on the kind of day I had. 

My Chai Tea addiction can get expensive.  A stop at Starbucks for a Chai Tea Latte here, a few boxes of Chai Tea Latte K-Cups there, all adds up.  A couple years ago for Christmas I gifted Chai Tea Mix along with other goodies.  I fell in love with my Chai Tea Mix and it is now something I always have on hand.  One batch goes a long way and saves me a lot of moola. 

Chai Tea Mix | www.motherthyme.com

This year I am giving the gift of goodies that include some of my favorites, like this Chai Tea Mix.  Who wouldn’t love to warm up to a cup of this after a cold winter’s day.  If you or anyone you know loves Chai Tea, this is the perfect gift to give.  One batch makes 4 1/2 cups of mix, and cost under $10.00 to make.  Divide it into 4 gifts, thats $2.50 a gift plus a jar you can pick up at any local dollar store. If you don’t use dry milk often, you can find at some stores 3.2 ounce bags which is cheaper than the large boxes of dry milk and is the perfect size for this.

Everyone loves the gift of food.  Keep a few of these jars on hand for last minute gifts, teacher or neighbor gifts or just to make to enjoy yourself this holiday season.

I look forward to sharing some of my favorite Holiday DIY Gifts with you every Friday until Christmas.

Chai Tea Mix | www.motherthyme.com

Gift the gift of Chai Tea Mix.  Click HERE or below to download FREE printable Chai Tea Mix labels to use on jars.  I recommend using thick cardstock paper for the tags which you can find inexpensive at any craft store.  I like to use baking twine and a small hole puncher to simply tie around a glass jar filled with the mix.  I also like to fill a small cello bag with mix, tie with ribbon and a tag and place in a nice tea cup or mug.   

 

Chai Tea Mix
 
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Serves: 4½ cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened instant tea
  • 1 cup dry milk
  • 1 cup regular powder non-dairy creamer
  • 1 cup vanilla powder non-dairy creamer
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse in 10-15 second intervals until finely mixed.
  2. Store in airtight containers or jars.
  3. To serve, mix 2-3 tablespoons of mix into hot water. Stir and enjoy.

 

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Comments

  1. Kim says

    May be a silly question – but instant tea for making iced tea or actual tea leaves? Love chai and would love to do this as gifts.

    Thanks for the post.

  2. Joyce says

    I am happy with the chai tea recipe. You are one beautiful lady! Wow. & you can cook too. Twins. What a fun household!!

  3. Wendy says

    I had the same question as Kim about the instant Tea so thanks for the link. I have yet to try chai and I’m thinking that this is going to be the recipe that sends me over the edge! I Love the printables and the recipe Jennifer! I am so making these and gifting some. Can’t wait to see what else you have in store!

  4. Yvonne says

    Just made a batch & used my coffee grinder to make it powdery smooth. It is absolutely delicious & I’ll be making my own from now on. I love all the spices & plan to give out as gifts too. Thank you for the delicious recipe.

  5. Ann says

    can you use it with milk? I like iced chai from starbucks but can’t afford it every day, so I am looking for an at home recipe. Thanks

  6. Linda says

    I’ve researached a lot of chai tea recipes and this one appears to be the best for me. I do not have a food processor, any ideas for a substitute step? I’m not much for being in the kitechen now that my kids are grown and gone. I only have a blender and a small food chopper. Thanks!

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