Sticky Fresh Chai


Its fair to say that I am chai obsessed and have a least one a day. One of my favourite things to do when the kiddies have their lunch time nap is sit down for 10 minutes and relax with a walm cup of chai made with almond milk.

This sticky chai recipe is full of beautiful flavours to warm you up from the inside out.

To make a mug of chai simply use i heaped tablespoon of the sticky chai and 250ml of milk. My favourite is almond milk however you can use normal milk, coconut milk or any other nut milk. To make in the Thermomix simply add the chai and milk to the bowl and cook for 5 minutes/ 70 degrees/ speed 1.5 and then strain into a mug. If you don’t have a Thermomix you can still make this on the stove. Simply add the chai and milk and gently heat for 5 minutes. Strain into a glass. Adjust sweetness by adding honey to your mug of chai as desired.





  • 6 cinnamon quills (approx 30 grams)
  • 20 grams cardamon pods
  • 9 star anise
  • 9 cloves
  • 3 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 50 grams black loose leaf tea
  • 100 grams honey

Thermomix Method

  1. Place spices into your TM bowl and dry roast Varoma/ Speed 3/ speed 1
  2. Mill Speed 7/ 20 seconds
  3. Add grated ginger and black tea and mix speed 3/ 5 seconds
  4. Add the honey and mix reverse speed 3/ 20 seconds
  5. Place in a jar and store in the fridge for up to 1 month

Non Thermomix Method

  1. Place spices into a small fry pan and dry roast on a medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring continuously
  2. Allow to cool slightly them add to your blender and blitz for 20 seconds until the have broken up a bit
  3. Add grated ginger and black tea and honey and mix until combined
  4. Place in a jar and store in the fridge for up to 1 month



  • Kate

    Gemma I’m chai obsessed too and usually have a bag of prana in my fridge however love the idea of making my own. What kind of black tea do you use and where do you find it (ljke a loose leaf from Tea Two?)

    • thehealthyjourney

      Hi Kate
      I also love Prana Chai and buy so much of it I thought it was about time I tried to make some myself. I just got some loose black tea from Coles. There was only one brand there. I think you’d definitely have more choice at T2 though

  • Laura

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I’ve been so excited to give this a go as I’m loving my daily chai at the moment during isolation. This is a great recipe and the result is excellent and as good as chai I’ve purchased.