DIY Chai Spice Mix

Infuse whole spices with black tea leaves for a traditional cup of chai or add milk for a chai latte. This blend can also be infused with oatmeal and other grain-based breakfasts. Grind the spice blend to use in baked goods such as cookies, pancakes, and granola.
Course basics, Spices
Cuisine Christmas, DIY, Holiday, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author The Grateful Grazer


  • 16 green cardamom pods
  • 8 cinnamon sticks broken into pieces if desired
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 12 coriander seeds
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 6 anise stars


  1. Combine whole spices in a jar or airtight container and store in cool, dry place.
  2. Add whole spices to a loose tea infuser or wrap in cheesecloth to infuse in beverages, oatmeal/grain dishes. Grind spice blend to include in baked goods, chia pudding, overnight oats, and/or smoothies.