Creamy Oolong Chai Iced Tea (the cheater's way!)
Remember that one of the reasons I love this recipe, is that it is so easy to adapt! So adapt away!
Serves: 1
  • 4 tea bags or loose tea equivalent (or 2 tea bags for frugal choice option)
  • ¼-1/2 cup of canned whole fat coconut milk, almond milk, or milk or dairy-free “milk” of choice
  • ½-1 teaspoon high quality vanilla (use gluten-free, if needed)
  • ½-1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of Cayenne (or substitute black pepper)
  • 2 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons of raw honey, simple syrup made with honey, or stevia to taste (6-10 drop of liquid)
  • Optional: A pinch of dried ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg (a pinch of all of them, or which ever ones you’d like)
  1. Brew hot tea in a typical coffee cup (all four) for about 4 minutes.**
  2. Pour brew into blender and blend with the rest of the ingredients until smooth. (It just takes a couple of pulses.)
  3. Fill with ice a quart size mason jar (or a heat safe extra large cup) and pour tea over. Adjust flavors as needed and enjoy!
  4. **Frugal Choice: Brew two teabags in half a cup of water and pour into blender. Then brew the same teabags in another half cup of water, and pour into blender. Proceed with step two.
Recipe by The Nourishing Gourmet at