I love a hot beverage. This spicy, warming chai is made from green tea leaves instead of black. Feel free to choice your favourite tea to add – if used rooibos before, for a caffeine-free version as well. Double the batch for extra to store in fridge, and re-heat as needed. 


  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 
  • 4-6 green cardamom pods, crushed
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 5-6 slices fresh ginger
  • 6 pieces of star anise
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup loose leaf green tea (or more if you like it strong)
  • unsweetened nut milk, or whole, grass-fed milk, and raw honey, to taste

Preparation Method

  1. Add spices and water to medium-size pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  3. Add loose leaf tea, remove from heat, and steep 4 – 5 minutes, until it reaches your preferred strength.
  4. Strain into a large mug, add honey, and milk of choice, to taste.