This easy Instant Tea Premix is complete in itself and has everything including milk and sugar, Just add hot water and your tea is ready. So, enjoy the taste of homemade tea even while travelling.

No Brewing…No Straining…No Pot…
Just an Electric Kettle (Or Boiling Hot Water) and this Instant Tea Premix…

You are already aware of this idea but use it with readymade tea bags. Right? But what if we make our own tea powder? What if we can avoid tea bags? So, forget ready-made tea bags while travelling and make your Masala tea in just a few seconds with this instant tea premix. 

Instant Tea Premix

Instant Tea Premix

My Tea My Way!

Isn’t this true? Tea is one drink that everyone likes as per his/her way. There is no right or wrong way but just that whatever way you like it, is the best. Some like with lots of ginger others prefer with cardamom and there are some who just can’t withstand any flavour in their tea and they want simple tea with only tea leaves and milk.

At home it is fine, but when you are travelling then getting tea of your taste is a task.  Despite giving your specifications there is no guarantee that you will get what you actually wanted. In such situations, ready mix tea are a boon. You just add these to hot water and are ready to sip tea of your choice.


Things Required For Making Instant Tea Premix

You only require a grinder, some spices, milk powder and of course tea!

For making this instant tea mix you don’t require any fancy ingredients nor have to go through any lengthy process. It is made easily with ingredients already in your kitchen and takes just 5 minutes. 5 minutes for as many cups of tea as you want. I mean 10 cups or 50 cups, the time required is more or less the same.



Caution: This tea mix is definitely for all those who love tea made with tea bags. But those who like to drink tea brewed on sim gas may not relish this.


How To Make 

Now, you can make this Instant Tea Premix either plain or with spices or just with cardamom.

For making this instant tea mix, you actually grind tea leaves along with spices of your choice, maybe, cardamom or cloves or ginger powder or all. Once grounded, you pass it through a sieve so that bigger bits, if any, are removed. Then in this tea powder, you add milk powder and sugar. That’s it. You can easily store this for months. Now, whenever you want to have tea, just put 1 teaspoon of this tea mix in a cup, add boiling hot water and its ready. Isn’t it quick and simple as well?

Though you must have got an idea as to how to make it, still, a brief recipe…


Step By Step Recipe


Tip: Passing it through a muslin cloth gives even better results

Instant Tea Premix

Instant Tea Premix


Instant Tea Premix



Instant Tea Premix


Cardamom Tea Premix

Regular Tea

Chai Ka Masala

If you omit tea and milk powder then you are left with Chai ka Masala. Mix everything, grind it and keep it in an airtight container. While making tea,, along with tea powder/leaves, add 1 tsp of this masala and make it the regular way.


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Instant Tea Premix

Make your own instant tea mix, as per your taste and liking in less than 10 minutes.
5 from 1 vote


My 1 Cup measures 240 ml

  • 1/2 Cup Tea leaves
  • 8 Pods Green Cardamom
  • 1 Tablespoon Dry Ginger Powder
  • 6 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder Or 1" Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder Optional
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Milk Powder


  • Grind tea leaves along with all other ingredients, except milk powder, in the grinder to a fine powder.
  • Pass this powder through a sieve. Whatever remains in the sieve can be added to your jar of regular tea.
  • In this powder, add milk powder and mix everything nicely.
  • You can even swirl it in the grinder for uniform mixing.
  • Your Masala Instant Mix is ready.Store it in an airtight container.
  • Carry with you while you travel or keep it at home for guests in a hurry or pack it for use in your/hubby's office.
  • To make tea, put 1 teaspoon of this instant mix in a teacup. Add boiling hot water and sweetener of your taste.
  • Wait for just 5 to 6 seconds so that the mix releases its true colour. Enjoy.


    Cardamom Tea Premix

    • Make Cardamom Tea Instant Mix. For this, omit all the spices and increase the number of cardamom pods. Take around 20 to 25 cardamoms.
    • 1/2 Cup Tea leaves, 1/2 Cup Milk Powder, 20 Pods Green Cardamom

    Chai Ka Masala

    • If you omit tea and milk powder then you are left with Chai ka Masala. Mix everything, grind it and keep it in an airtight container. While making tea,, along with tea powder/leaves, add 1 tsp of this masala and make it the regular way.

    Regular Chai

    • Omit all the spices. Grind tea. Just mix ground tea and milk powder.


    1. I have not added sugar to it.
    2. If you want to add then add it along with milk powder and grind everything together. For this much quantity, add 1/2 cup sugar.
    3. You can adjust the quantity of milk powder as per your liking. This mix gives a strong tea with less milk.
    4. Similarly, the spices can be adjusted as per your liking.
    5. Use the same tea leaves which you use in routine for making your tea.
    Keyword Instant Tea Powder, Ready Mix Tea

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    23 Responses

    1. Hi samira ,
      I had a simple doubt , in india we are used to boiling the chai ki patti and then filtering it out . we just extract the flavour and colour of chai patti and just filter out the chai patti before pouring in the cup. so does in instant premix doesnt the chai patti just stays and makes it a little bitter in taste while we sip chai patti along .

      1. Hello Ankit,
        Yes, you are absolutely right about the way we Indians make and enjoy our tea. This recipe is a replacement of tea bags and that too while travelling. However, you can have it at your home too. Coming to your doubts and confusions, in this recipe chai patti is grounded to powdered form. In less than 30 seconds or so, the dust, which is actually, grounded chai patti, settles at the bottom of the cup. So, you do not get to eat any chai patti while sipping tea. Yes, in the last, you can see the residual chai patti and thus have to leave a little more than what we normally leave in the cup. Try it, you will not be disappointed.

    2. very professional website, good experience to read , easy to understand and knowledgeable

      my question is mam

      can I use it for vending machine my number is 9987714128

      1. Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words. Different types of vending machines are there in the market, so cant really say regarding that. You can try a small batch, if possible.

          1. Chhanne se kuchh nahi aayega aur nahi aap usko piyenge. Wo neeche baith jayega. Aap aaram se chai peejiye, neeche 1 ya 2 spoon chai bachegi bas usey chhod dijiye.

    3. Wow, that’s a nice idea. Whenever I travel, I become home sick in just 3 days because I miss my tea. Thanks a ton. By the way can u please help me. out with a instant health mix for teens/ kids. I would like to avoid the malt based drinks and wanted to make it at home. Ragi porridge which I make is not instant. Anything else. Thanks un advance

      1. Really glad that you found it useful. Will try to come up with a nice recipe of health mix soon. However, I have 3 premixes, though not in chocolate flavour, already on the blog. These are Golden Milk (turmeric mix in paste form), Thandai mix and Milk Masala Powder which just needs to be added to milk and that’s it. You can try these in the meantime.

    4. Hi samira,
      A very useful recepi I was looking around as We r going for a summer trip.
      I will surrly prepate this and let you know the results.

      1. After adding hot water, mix it lightly and leave it undisturbed for 10 to 12 seconds. The residue will settle down and you can have your tea.

    5. Hello! This is a wonderful recipe. Thank you for sharing this. I have a question. Instead of using tea leaves, can you use regular tea powders that are available in the market? For example Taj mahal tea or 3 roses, etc?

    6. 5 stars
      I made this and added a whole star anise before grinding. The taste is wonderful, sediment settles after brewing if you just let it sit for a minute or so. Nice to take when traveling for sure! Thank you for an easy and tasty tea recipe.

    7. Hi Ms. Samira ji,
      It was interesting read, and some of my friends across karnataka would want to open chai counters, where do we pick up material from & costings.

      1. Thanks for liking it. You can procure the materials from any grocery store or may be a wholesale supplier of these ingredients.

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