top down view of glass of lavender chai tea with large ice cubes.

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5 from 7 reviews

A wonderful flavored chai tea with lavender made into a concentrate. Simply mix with a little non-dairy milk or water, and enjoy!


  • 3 1/4 cups water
  • 3 black tea bags or 3 tablespoons loose
  • 1 large or 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon culinary lavender
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder or 1/2 inch piece fresh, sliced (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom or 3 whole pods, lightly crushed (optional)
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup


Bring 3 cups water to a boil, add tea, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, lavender, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg, turn heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn of heat and let cool 10 minutes. Remove tea bags. Add vanilla and maple syrup, give a good stir. Strain out the large ingredients and place in container of choice.

In a glass or mug/cup, pour tea concentrate to about 1/3 – 1/2 full, fill remaining with water or milk. Would be great with a little Vegan Cream stirred in!

Serve warm or iced.

Store leftover tea in the refrigerator, use within one week.

Makes about 4 – 6 servings


If you don’t want to use all these ingredients, try using chai tea bags instead.

For the tea I used 2 black tea bags and one orange pekoe. I recommend going with the strongest black tea you can find since this is a concentrate.