Ananda Wellness Australia
Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation and Massage in Melbourne
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Recipes - Ananda Wellness

Check out our delicious and healthy Ayurvedic food, drink, tea and condiment recipes for every season


A calming and warming chai recipe

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Try this spiced and sweet chai to stay warm and energised as we approach the end of Autumn and the start of Winter..  


  • 3 cups filtered water

  • 4 green cardamom pods (crushed)

  • 2 whole cloves

  • 1 whole star anise pods

  • 1 cinnamon sticks or 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp whole fennel seeds

  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger (optional)

  • 1 tsp black tea per cup of chai

  • 1 cup almond, rice or seed milk

  • Raw organic sugar or Sucanat 


1. In a large saucepan, boil water over high heat

2. Add in spices / herbs, reduce heat and let simmer for ten minutes.

3. Remove from heat and let tea cool for a few minutes before stirring in milk and sweetener to taste.

4. Pour the chai through a strainer into cups or mugs and enjoy!

(Makes about four cups of chai)