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Created by Sarah McLachlan

From the book Plenty by Sarah McLachlan with Jaime Laurita

If there's one thing to know about chai, it's that everyone makes it differently. This is a version that singer Sarah McLachlan and her husband, Ash, have worked on for a while.


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 large cinnamon stick or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2–3 whole cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon powdered ginger (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon amchoor (mango powder) (optional)
  • 4 regular tea bags
  • 2–3 cups whole milk
  • Sugar to taste


  • Mix the water and spices together and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add the tea bags. Allow to steep until desired strength is achieved. Add milk and bring to a simmer. Add sugar to taste, or serve unsweetened and allow each person to sweeten the tea to taste.

Categories: Tea 
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