Instant Chai Recipe – 3 Chai Mixes for Great Gifts

written by Mirriam Seddiq
12 · 24 · 21

What greater gift than Instant Chai Recipe in a cute jar with a ribbon around it. Some of your friends may not be used to drinking anything other than plain hot tea. Gifting one (or all) of these instant chai recipes is a way to introduce great teas from around the world to your family. Here we have three for you: Afghan Chai, Masala Chai, and Sheer Chai.

We are using saffron from Burlap & Barrel spice company. We have an affiliate relationship with them so if you buy their delicious spices you help support this channel. You can buy the saffron and other spices here.

Again, you’ve seen lots of chai on this channel but chai just means tea. You don’t have to say chai tea. Just tea. Chai tea is tea tea. Heh.

If you want an amazing dessert to go with your Instant Chai Recipe, try our newly posted recipe for Afghan Cream Rolls.

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Instant Chai Recipe

Instant Chai Recipe – 3 Chai Mixes for Great Gifts

  • Author: MirriamSeddiq


This Instant Chai Recipe is actually 3 chai recipes in one. Really not so much a recipe, but more of a mix list. Package these up for yourself or friends.



Instant Afghan Chai

1 C Green Tea

4 Teaspoons Ground Cardamom

A few strands of high quality Saffron

Instant Masala Chai

1 Cup Black Tea

1 Tablespoon Ground Ginger

1 Tablespoon Ground Black Cardamom

1 Tablespoon of Ground Cinnamon

1 Tablespoon Ground Black Pepper

1 Teaspoon Ground Cloves

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Star Anise

Warm Milk (To your liking)

Instant Afghan Sheer Chai

1 Cup Black Tea

1/2 Cup Powdered Milk

1/2 Cup Non-Dairy Creamer

1/2 Cup Sugar


Instant Afghan Chai

First, make your tea mix. Take the black tea, cardamom, and saffron and mix together. Once mixed, make your hot water in the kettle. Experiment with what’s best, but take your hot water and for a small tea pot use one heaping teaspoon of your chai mixture. Let steep and then enjoy.

Instant Masala Chai

First, make your spice mix. Make sure you grind all your spices that need grinding. You will need to add sugar to your liking when time to drink. Add a huge spoonful of chai mix to teapot. Add hot water. Add two big teaspoons of sugar. May like if add more. Let your tea and sugar steep. Then for each individual cup, full tea 1/3 of cup then rest of cup with the hot milk. Enjoy.

Instant Sheer Chai

Take two heaping teaspoons of the instant sheer chai mix. Pour over hot water. Let steep for a few minutes. Then, poor into teacup and enjoy.

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Mirriam Seddiq

I am Mirriam Z. Seddiq, the Afghan Cook. I was born in Afghanistan and came to America as a when I was 18 months old. I am a criminal defense, personal injury, and immigration attorney. I started the first Muslim American Woman Political Action Committee, once owned a coffee shop and a restaurant, and currently am the CEO of the Komak Foundation which focuses its efforts on helping Afghan refugees.

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