vegan chai

Vegan Chai

  • Author: Shahla
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Vegan chai is made with a few simple ingredients. My family’s Pakistani chai recipe adapted using oat milk. 



  • 1 ½ cups water 

  • ¾ cup oat milk or plant-based milk of choice 

  • 3 whole green cardamom pods, lightly crushed with pods

  • 1 black tea bag (I like PG Tips) or 2 teaspoons loose leaf tea 

  • 2 teaspoon sweetener of choice; sugar, maple or date syrup (optional)



  1. Plant-based milks like nut milks can sometimes separate so experiment! Oat milk is preferred. Soy and coconut milk are nice options too. 
  2. Tea bags vary in strength. Add up to 2 tea bags if desired.  Adjust milk to desired consistency. 
  3. Switch up spices; add vanilla extract, whole cloves, 1/2 cinnamon stick or any warming spice. 
  • Category: Beverages
  • Cuisine: South Asian

Keywords: vegan, vegetarian, chai, beverages, tea

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