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Make homemade chai tea mix and save money at the coffee shop (VIDEO)

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Homemade chai tea is easier than you think (and a whole lot cheaper!)

That daily coffee shop run for your favorite chai drink can start to get a little taxing on the wallet, amirite? If you knew how easy it was to make your own homemade mix, you'd probably be crying in that dreamy venti, blended, nonfat, no-whip, spiced tea concoction. So whip up a huge batch of chai mix instead, and make all the delicious beverages you want without breaking the bank.

Homemade chai tea mix recipe


  • 1-1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1 cup vanilla-flavored powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1-1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups unsweetened instant tea (regular or decaf)
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice

Watch the video, become a tea master, and never have to rely on the coffee shop again.

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