Ayurvedic Chai Tea

Doshic Notes
Balancing for all three doshas.

Ayurvedic Chai Tea INGREDIENTS (Serves 4)

  • Chai
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 pinches nutmeg, ground
  • 2 pinches cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp black tea
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp sugar, Sucanat, or other sugar


  • Boil the water with the spices for 2 minutes.
  • Add the tea and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add the milk and heat until hot but not boiling.
  • Add sweetener and serve.
  • You may vary the amounts of milk and sugar according to taste and Dosha. Of course, increasing milk and / or sugar can provoke Kapha, so take care.
  • If you use caffeinated tea, the cardamom will help neutralise the effects of the caffeine.