Chai (Spiced tea)-Chai ya Viungo



To make gourmet chai (spiced Tea) please use 4 cups of whole milk instead of low-fat.

  • 4 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp. whole black peppercorn
  • 1?2 tsp. or 9 whole cloves
  • 1 long cinnamon stick (about 4 inches)
  • 1 tbsp. whole cardamom pods (opened a bit)
  • 1 tbsp. minced ginger
  • 4 tbsp. sugar or to taste
  • 4 tea bags or 1½ tbsp. loose black tea leaves
    1. Mix all ingredients except tea and milk in a big pan and boil for 6-12 minutes.
    2. Add milk and tea.Use medium heat so the milk won’t get scalded.
    3. Boil while stirring, for 2 minutes, then serve.

      9 comments for “Chai (Spiced tea)-Chai ya Viungo

    1. Zainab ahmed
      March 24, 2014 at 5:14 AM

      Hi Miriam, I’m from Tanzania and I’m so so glad found your website Tanzanian food is heaven brought back all good memories.Thank you Miriam.

    2. Shabir
      January 25, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      Just found your website. The chai sounds really good. Will definitely try it tonight. Should taste really good in this cold canadian winter

      • February 3, 2014 at 1:13 AM

        Dear Shabir,
        Chai is a must recipe to try. Try it.

    3. September 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM

      Ur at higher level of life

    4. Lemmy Mamuya
      September 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      Good chai’s spices….will definitely give a try…thanks Miriam! Will recommend you website to friends!!!

    5. Robin
      September 18, 2013 at 6:35 AM

      My family had this tea while staying with a host family in Arusha. We have been trying to replicate it but felt something was missing . . . definitely the pepper and the cloves! can’t wait to try your recipe.

      • September 24, 2013 at 11:54 AM

        Thanks Robin

        Mingi love

    6. September 10, 2013 at 8:42 AM

      I real like what u do,

      • September 10, 2013 at 2:04 PM

        Thanks Mwateba
        Mingi Love

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