If you were a viewer of the soap opera Caminho das Índias (TV Globo), you must remember the famous “chai” always mentioned in the dialogues between the families.The drink is the most popular tea in India, which has already captured the hearts (and stomachs) of people of various nationalities.

The ancient drink is basically a mixture of black tea, milk and spices such as cloves, cinnamon, ginger, among others.

It’s hard to say which recipe for chai latte is right as it varies depending on the spices and customs of each Indian family.

What we can say is what are the fixed ingredients of the drink. They are: sugar; it can be white, coconut, sweetener or even honey; spices, ranging from cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, among many others, and black tea leaves.

Benefits of chai latte

Each spice used in chai has a different health benefit. In general, the drink is beneficial for the skin, hair and aids digestion.

Hypertensive people, with gastritis problems and even pregnant women can consume the drink.

The herbs used in the drink also help to give energy and energy. In addition, the drink can be a great ally for those looking to lose weight in a natural and healthy way.

Chai Latte recipe


  • 200 ml of water;
  • 200 ml of milk;
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar;
  • 3 tablespoons of black tea;
  • 2 black peppercorns;
  • 2 cinnamon sticks;
  • 6 crushed cardamom seeds or ½ coffee spoon of cardamom;
  • Half grated ginger.

preparation mode

Bring the water to a boil and as soon as the process starts, add the cinnamon, cardamom seeds, milk, ginger and sugar. Mix well until the boil is reached.

Turn off the heat and add the black tea. Smother the drink for 5 minutes. Strain, if you like, sprinkle the powdered cinnamon on top.