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Chilli Ginger Chai
Prep Time
0 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Chilli and ginger brewed with black tea for a refreshing summer drink.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chai, chilli, colddrink, cool, ginger
Servings: 4
Author: Rapti B
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 inches Ginger (crushed)
  • 2 Green chillies (chopped)
  • 4 bags Black tea
  • ¼ cup Jaggery
  1. Pour water into a pan. Add crushed ginger and green chillies.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Once the water has boiled, add the jaggery and dunk in the tea bags.
  4. Remove from flame and set aside to brew for at least 4 hours.
  1. Fill a small squat glass with ice cubes. Pour in around ½ cup of the concentrate or more. Add a slice of lemon to garnish and serve.
  2. Strain the remaining brew into a glass bottle and store it in the refrigerator for later use.
Recipe Notes
  • You can use black tea of your choice. One tea bag contains approximately ½ tablespoon of tea grains so you could use 2 tablespoons. The amount of tea used also depends on the potency of the tea leaves.
  • You can opt out of using any sweetener. Alternatively, you could use brown sugar, maple syrup or honey as a sweetening agent. The brew’s taste will change depending on the sweetening agent used.