Instant Chai Tea

I made this for my sister, MIL and SIL for Christmas. I put it with bags of black tea because i couldn’t find the instant unsweetened tea, until right after i packed the box and shipped off the presents! I found the recipe on Busy Cooks It makes a ton, so get a big bowl!!!  And i could never find vanilla powder in the store and on line it was more money than I wanted to spend, but using liquid vanilla is fine, just let it try before putting everything in the blender!

I also limited the sugar, figuring more could be added later, but couldn’t be taken out.

Prep Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 cups powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 2 tsp. vanilla powder  (see bottom for options)
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar  (i used stevia or splenda from the bag – less than 2 cups)
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea  (leave this out and add the mixture to a cup of black tea or earl gray)
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground cardamom


In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. In a blender or food processor bowl, place 1 cup at a time, and process until mixture is blended and the particles are fine.Add 2 heaping serving tablespoons Chai tea mixture to a mug of boiling water and stir to mix well.

*If you can’t find vanilla powder, mix 2 tsp. vanilla extract with some of the sugar until blended and dry. Then process with remaining ingredients in blender or food processor.