Warming Coconut Chai Tea

Preparation info
  • Makes

    4 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Happy Vegan Food: Fast, Fresh, Simple Vegan

By Bettina Campolucci Bordi

Published 2022

  • About

This tea emphasises comfort and warmth. Growing up in Tanzania, right next door to Zanzibar, this chai tea recipe reminds me of home. It can be made into a bigger batch and enjoyed throughout the day. This recipe is a staple at home.


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick


Start by heating the coconut oil in a medium saucepan, then add all the spices including the ginger, chilli and vanilla pod and gently heat for 5 minutes. Squash the cardamon pods first so that the seeds come out and you get their full flavour.

Add the water and rooibos tea bag, bring to the boil and boil for about 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, turn it down to a simmer and add t