Indulge in a Decadent Chocolate Chai Tea Recipe Today

If you’re a lover of tea, then this Chocolate Chai Tea recipe is one to add to your list of must-tries. Not only does it warm your soul on a chilly day, but it also has the added bonus of satisfying that sweet tooth we all have. With its combination of spice and chocolate, this drink can transport you to another world with just one sip.

When I first stumbled upon this recipe, I was hesitant to try it because I never imagined chocolate and chai tea going well together. But after giving it a chance, I was pleasantly surprised by the unique blended taste that makes this drink stand out from traditional chai teas. The blend of black tea and spices coupled with rich chocolate and milk creates a harmony that will dance on your taste buds.

This easy recipe will take you less than 30 minutes from start to finish, but the result will be a heavenly cup of tea unlike any you’ve had before. In this article, I’ll guide you step-by-step through the recipe and offer tips for how to make the perfect chocolate chai tea every time. Trust me; once you try this drink, you’ll never look back! So let’s dive in!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Chai Tea
Chocolate Chai Tea

Have you ever craved the comforting warmth of a chai latte, but also wanted the rich, decadent flavor of hot chocolate? Look no further than this Chocolate Chai Tea recipe. Trust me, once you try it, you won’t be able to go back to any regular ol’ tea recipe.

First of all, the combination of spices in this recipe is out of this world. The blend of cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, and whole cloves create a chai taste unlike any other, with just a dash of cayenne pepper for a subtle kick. And when you add in the Dutch processed cocoa powder and dark chocolate, your tea transforms into a creamy delight with an irresistible chocolate chai taste.

But what really sets this recipe apart is its versatility. Feel free to make substitutions based on your preferences – if you prefer loose leaf tea to tea bags, go for it! Don’t have whole milk? Fat-free or nondairy milk will work just as well. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding in some white chocolate or even some powdered masala chai for an even more complex flavor.

And let’s not forget about the satisfaction that comes with making your own cup from scratch. With just a handful of ingredients and about 20 minutes of your time, you can whip up your very own Chocolate Chai Tea Latte that tastes like it came from an expensive cafe. Plus, it’s a great alternative to hot cocoa, which can get boring after a while.

So whether you’re cuddled up on the couch with a good book or need something warm and cozy during a chilly autumn day, this Chocolate Chai Tea recipe is sure to hit the spot.

Ingredient List

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Ingredients for Chocolate Chai Tea Recipe

  • 1 cup water (water 1)
  • 2 cups water (water 2)
  • 2 tbsp loose leaf black tea or 4 black tea bags (black tea bags)
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (cocoa powder 1)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (ground cinnamon)
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom (ground cardamom)
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg (ground nutmeg)
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (cayenne pepper)
  • 2 pods cardamom, crushed (cardamom pods)
  • 2 tsp whole cloves, crushed (whole cloves)
  • 4 cups whole milk (or fat-free or half-and-half for creamier option) (whole milk or fat free or half cup)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or white chocolate milk to cut down calories) (heavy cream or white chocolate milk)
  • 1/4 cup powdered non-dairy creamer (powdered nondairy creamer 1)

Note: If you don’t have loose leaf black tea, substitute with three high-quality black tea bags. The spices can be adjusted to your liking. Increase the amount of cayenne pepper if you prefer a spicier drink. Add more cocoa powder for a stronger chocolate flavor. Alternatively, substitute dutch processed cocoa for the unsweetened cocoa.

The Recipe How-To

Now, for the fun part – actually making this delicious Chocolate Chai Tea recipe come to life! Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to create a warming, flavorful cup of chai tea with a decadent chocolate twist.


  • 2 black tea bags or 2 teaspoons of loose leaf black tea
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. of Chocolate Chai (chai tea blend with cocoa powder and chocolate chips)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 2 whole cloves


  1. In a small pot, bring 1 cup of water and spices (cinnamon stick broken in half, cardamom pods lightly smashed, and cloves) to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add your tea bags or loose leaf black tea to the pot and let steep for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. While steeping, in a separate saucepan, add your 1 cup of whole milk, ½ cup of heavy cream, ¼ cup of sugar until it reaches a slow simmer.
  5. When the milk mixture has finished simmering, remove from heat and add 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, stirring until there are no lumps left.
  6. In another small mixing bowl, add the 2 tbsp. of Chocolate Chai (or more if you want more chocolate flavor) and pour in some hot water to make a paste. Mix until smooth.
  7. Now, using a strainer or cheesecloth, pour your spiced tea into your milk-chocolate mixture.
  8. Stir together until fully combined.
  9. Add your prepared chocolate chai paste to the pot as well and stir again.
  10. Serve hot with some whipped cream or marshmallows if desired!

Overall, this recipe is pretty simple but there are some key points to ensure that it turns out absolutely delicious! Make sure not to over-steep your tea, as it can start to turn bitter over time – aim for that perfect balance between flavor and strength! And don’t forget to use good quality chocolate when making your paste – using cheaper brands might result in a less-than-stellar outcome for this already delectable recipe.

Substitutions and Variations

When it comes to making variations to this Chocolate Chai Tea recipe, you have a lot of room for creativity. Here are some possible substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Milk: This chocolate chai recipe calls for whole milk and heavy cream, but if you want to reduce the fat content, you can use fat-free milk or almond milk.

– Sugar: If you prefer your Chocolate Chai Tea to be less sweet, you can reduce the amount of sugar used in the recipe. You can also use honey, maple syrup or stevia as sweeteners.

– Dutch processed cocoa: If you don’t have Dutch processed cocoa powder on hand, regular unsweetened cocoa powder can be used instead.

– Tea bags: The recipe calls for black tea bags, but you can use any type of tea that you prefer. Earl Grey, Darjeeling or Rooibos tea will all work well in this recipe.

– Spices: Feel free to adjust the amounts of spices used in this recipe to your taste preference. If you’re craving a little more heat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper.

– Chocolate: Experiment with different types of chocolate! Dark chocolate fans could swap out the milk chocolate for a darker option like Firepot Chocolate’s dark drinking chocolate chunks. Substitute white chocolate milk to create a white chocolate chai latte or mix with hot cocoa for a decadent Chai Hot Chocolate.

– Nondairy creamer: Instead of powdered nondairy creamer, substitute with coconut milk powder or powdered soy creamer.

With these substitutions and variations, you can create the perfect Chocolate Chai Tea that satisfies your tastebuds.

Serving and Pairing

 Satisfy your sweet tooth and your caffeine cravings with this Chocolate Chai Tea!
Satisfy your sweet tooth and your caffeine cravings with this Chocolate Chai Tea!

Now that you’ve prepared your delicious and warming chocolate chai tea, it’s time to decide what to serve with it! Chocolate chai tea is a perfect drink for any time of day and can be paired with a variety of sweet or savory foods.

For a sweet pairing, consider serving your chocolate chai tea with some freshly baked cookies. Gingersnaps, shortbread, or butter cookies would all be excellent choices. You could even elevate this pairing by dipping the cookies in your tea for a unique flavor experience. If you prefer something more decadent, try serving your chocolate chai tea with a slice of rich chocolate cake or a chocolate truffle.

If savory is more your style, consider pairing your chocolate chai tea with some lightly salted popcorn or roasted almonds. The saltiness will contrast nicely with the sweetness of the tea. For something more substantial, try some cozy comfort food like grilled cheese sandwiches or tomato soup.

You may also consider adding milk or cream to your chocolate chai tea, creating a creamy and luxurious treat that pairs perfectly with buttery croissants or scones.

No matter what you choose to pair with your Chocolate Chai Tea recipe, one thing is certain- the spices in the tea make it one of the most versatile drinks around!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Say hello to your new favorite cozy drink for chilly days.
Say hello to your new favorite cozy drink for chilly days.

Now that you have made a delicious batch of Chocolate Chai Tea, you may want to prepare ahead of time for the busy mornings or enjoy it later in the day. Good news! This recipe is perfect for making ahead, storing, and reheating.

If you are making this tea for a future event or an early morning, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to five days. Simply transfer the tea into an airtight container and let it cool down to room temperature before placing it in the fridge. When it’s time to serve, pour desired amount into a pot, reheat under medium heat, and stir until heated through.

For those who prefer to make individual servings, store the premade chocolate chai concentrate in a mason jar with a lid at room temperature for up to five days. Add desired amount of milk or water, heat either on a stove or in microwave, and enjoy!

If you still have some leftover Chocolate Chai Tea but need to go out for a few hours, you can keep your beverage warm by pouring them into an insulated travel mug. This way, you can still savor every sip of your chocolate chai tea without having to reheat it.

In conclusion, whether you’re making this recipe ahead for later or just want to store any extra leftovers after enjoying your drink, there are ways to keep your Chocolate Chai Tea fresh and tasty. Note that once heated or after adding milk – reheating again can impact the taste and smoothness of your drink so reheating once just before consuming is ideal.

Tips for Perfect Results

When creating the perfect cup of Chocolate Chai Tea, a few tips can help ensure success. Here are some tips to help you achieve the perfect balance of chocolate and spice.

1. Brew Your Tea Strong

To get a more robust Chocolate Chai Tea, brew your tea strong. Use two tea bags or two teaspoons of loose-leaf tea for every cup of water. Let it steep for five minutes to extract maximum flavor.

2. Use Fresh Spices

Spices lose their potency over time, so make sure to use fresh spices when making your Chocolate Chai Tea. This will impart a richer, more complex flavor to your drink.

3. Experiment with Milk Types

Different types of milk can bring out different notes in the drink. For example, using fat-free milk provides a lighter taste and texture, while heavy cream gives the drink a richer and creamier experience. Experiment with different types of milk until you find the perfect balance for you.

4. Add Sweeteners Gradually

When adding sweeteners like sugar or honey to your Chocolate Chai Tea, add them gradually and taste as you go along. This way, you can create the exact level of sweetness that you prefer.

5. Don’t Overheat Your Milk

If using milk in your Chocolate Chai Tea recipe, be careful not to overheat it—otherwise, the milk may curdle, and your drink will be ruined.

6. Use High-Quality Cocoa Powder

The quality of the cocoa powder used can make a big difference in the richness and complexity of the chocolate notes in a Chocolate Chai Tea recipe. So invest in high-quality Dutch-processed cocoa powder for more great tasting results.

By following these simple tips, you’re guaranteed to have a spiced-up combination of decadent chocolate flavor and black tea goodness that creates one helluva fireside treat— perfect for satisfying those cravings for comfort food on those chilly fall evenings when all we want is some warm cold weather comfort against the coming darkness!


Before we wrap up this recipe article, let’s take a moment to answer some frequently asked questions about this chocolate chai tea recipe. From ingredient substitutions to adjusting the level of spice, there are a number of inquiries about brewing the perfect cup of this delicious tea. So, without further ado, let’s dive into these frequently asked questions and clear any doubts you might have!

Can I put chocolate in my tea?

Are you a tea enthusiast looking for a unique twist on your regular cup of tea? Well, I have just the thing for you! You can easily make chocolate tea by adding a small cube of chocolate or 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup to your cup of tea. It’s that simple! By doing so, you’ll be able to enjoy a cup of tea with a hint of chocolate flavor. It’s like having your regular cup of tea with a delightful surprise in every sip! So, give it a try and enjoy the delicious combination of chocolate and tea.

What are the benefits of chocolate chai tea?

This tea boasts a delicious blend of spices that creates a flavorful profile that is both sweet and spicy, ideal for a latte. The Chocolate Herbal Chai also contains antioxidants that have been linked to reducing harmful cholesterol levels while promoting the production of healthy cholesterol. Additionally, some research suggests that the tea may possess cancer-fighting properties by thwarting the growth of tumor cells.

Does Starbucks have chocolate chai tea?

Looking for the convenience of having a large, chocolaty, spiced tea latte from Starbucks delivered straight to your door or available for pickup nearby? Instacart has got you covered with their selection of Venti Chocolate Chai Tea Lattes (20 fl oz) ready to be ordered.

Is chocolatey chai tea have caffeine?

We’re shaking things up with this unique Chocolate Chai Tea blend! Instead of the usual chai blend, we’re using roasted cacao bean shells as the base for a naturally sugar free, caffeine free and fat free brew that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds. The resulting cup has a luscious chocolatey taste with pleasingly complex notes of warm spices.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Chocolate Chai Tea recipe is a must-try for all tea enthusiasts and chocolate lovers alike. The combination of flavors and spices makes for a drink that’s complex yet easy to make. It’s perfect for those chilly mornings or cozy evenings when you just want to snuggle up in your bed or couch with a warm cup of something comforting.

Whether you want to start your day off right, wind down after a long day, or impress guests with your barista skills, this Chocolate Chai Tea recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. So grab some ingredients from your pantry and make yourself a batch today!

And don’t forget, you can always tweak the recipe to suit your taste preferences or dietary needs. So get creative and switch up the milk or sweeteners, add more spice, or experiment with different types of tea. The possibilities are endless!

In the end, what matters most is that you enjoy every sip of your homemade Chocolate Chai Tea with satisfaction and pleasure. It’s hard not to love something as delicious as this delightful blend of tea and chocolate. So go ahead and indulge yourself in this heavenly treat!

Chocolate Chai Tea

Chocolate Chai Tea Recipe

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A wonderfully sweet chocolate chai. Makes your tea a little more exciting. Note: I especially like alwalde's suggestion to cut back on the milk. Please take that change into consideration when preparing.
Course Beverage
Cuisine Indian
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Brunch, Easy, Indian, Spicy, Stove Top
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Calories 226.7


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tea bags, black
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons (6 tablespoons total)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • couple grains salt
  • whipped cream (optional)


  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags.
  • Stir in sugar and cocoa. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Add milk, vanilla, spices and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is heated through, about 5 minutes. Do not boil. Strain, if desired. Pour into warm mugs. Garnish each with whipping cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg, if desired.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 324g | Calories: 226.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.2g | Protein: 9.2g | Fat: 9.9g | Saturated Fat: 6.1g | Cholesterol: 34.2mg | Sodium: 123.3mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 12.9g

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