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Favorite Chia Tea Recipe

A few years ago I sadly had to give up coffee. I did find a replacement that I now prefer over coffee.  What!?  It’s true.  I started with chia tea bags and slowly switched to making my own chia spice mix.
It’s cheaper to make my own.  I buy organic spices, measure and store in a glass jar with a lid.

How to Make a Cup of Chia Tea

When I’m ready for a cup of tea, I add 1/4 teaspoon of spice mix and add a black tea bag to a cup. My favorite tea with chia is oolong, but any black tea will do.
Pour hot water over the spices and tea bag, cover with a saucer and let it steep for 5 -10-ish minutes.
Remove the tea bag, squeezing the bag with your spoon to make sure you get every last drop of delicious tea from that bag!  Next, strain the liquid part from the spices.
Finally, add one teaspoon of honey and a little milk…now enjoy a perfect cup of creamy chia tea.

Chia Mix

This chia tea recipe is a great tea for your digestion. It aids digestion, if you drink a cup following a meal.  These spices are warming, making them perfect on a cold day.

  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger – Ginger is known for being a great digestive aid.
  • 2 Teaspoons Cardamom – Cardamom is a cousin to ginger and could help in digestion.
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon – Use Ceylon Cinnamon instead of Cassia.  Ceylon is true cinnamon, a little more expensive and a healthier option than cassia.
  • 2 teaspoons Clove – Clove is high in antioxidants.
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric – Turmeric is a great spice for inflammation.
  • A pinch of Black Pepper – Adding black pepper makes turmeric more effective.

Just a little disclaimer:  I am not a doctor.  This information is for entertainment purposes only.  Consult a doctor for health advice.


Place spices in a jar with a lid. Shake to mix. Place desired amount in cup (I use 1/4 teaspoon of mix).  If you like a stronger taste go for 1  teaspoons. 

Chia Tea

Warming spices make this the perfect cup of tea on a cold day.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon Ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons Clove
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • Pinch Black Pepper


  • Add spices to a jar.
  • Place lid on jar and shake.
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon of chia mix to a cup.
  • Add 1 teabag. (oolong or your favorite black tea)
  • Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove tea bag.
  • Strain spices from tea.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of honey.
  • Add milk for creaminess.
  • Enjoy the perfect cup of chia tea!


Adjust spices to your liking.  My mix has changed several times.  
Use Ceylon Cinnamon instead of Cassia.  Ceylon is true cinnamon, a little more expensive and a healthier option than cassia.
Let me know how you enjoy your chia tea. Thanks for reading!

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