• Iced Chai tea is a delicious lightly spiced beverage. This tea is homemade in India, but the South African version comes ready-mixed in a powder, and is already milky. It can be served hot or cold, and is available at most good supermarkets or delis. It’s a sweetly spicy alternative to iced tea or coffee.

    By Vicki Clarke and Nikki Gaskell

    Photographs by Vanessa Grobler 

    Iced Chai tea

    Serves: 6
    Cooking Time: 5 mins


    • 1,250ml fresh milk
    • 80ml chai tea mix
    • ice, to serve



    Warm the milk slightly and mix with the chai tea powder.


    Pour into serving glasses and add the ice.


    Serve immediately as the ice makes the mixture watery.