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Simple Vanilla Chai

Spiced tea flavored with vanilla creamer
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Whole30
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Althea Brown


  • 3-4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of Nut Pod Creamer
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tea bag any kind of black tea
  • 2-4 cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon of whole cloves
  • 1 whole nutmeg or a piece that's been grated down


  • Add water, tea bag and spices to a small saucepan on medium to high heat
  • Bring to a boil, then continue to boil for 10-20 minutes
  • Then add the creamer and vanilla extract and continue to boil for 5 minutes
  • Remove from heat, then strain off the spices and tea bag
  • Pour into your favorite tea cup or mug and enjoy warm


I use a decaffeinated black tea for my chai, but feel free to use any black tea blend you like
Letting the milk/creamer boil in the tea adds to the creaminess of the chai
For the nutmeg I use leftover bits of nutmeg that are too tiny to grate without shredding my fingers and I just add them to the water with all the other spices