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Vanilla Chai Spiced Tejava

Vanilla Chai Spiced Tejava Recipe

One of the best qualities about Tejava ready to drink black iced tea is its clean, crisp, black tea flavor.  As a Tejava fan you know you can always rely on the original, but we know that sometimes you’re looking to spice things up a little.  How about a little spicy Vanilla Chai simple syrup added to Tejava Original Unsweetened Black Tea?  The perfect blend of flavors added to your favorite black tea is sure to satisfy on a warm Fall day.   


  • 4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup honey, maple syrup, or sweetener of choice
  • 16 pieces fresh ginger, 1 to 1 1/2” round by 1/8” thick
  • 14 whole cloves
  • 10 whole cardamom pods
  • 3 2-3” cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean or 1 Tbs of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 3 cups milk of choice (optional)


  1. Bring water and sweetener to a boil in a large stock pot.

  2. Add all spices and reduce heat to low.

  3. Simmer until the water becomes thick and syrupy (about 45 minutes)

  4. Strain through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a carafe or jar, discard spices, seal, and refrigerate.

  5. Will last in the fridge for up to a month. Combine with Tejava Original Iced Tea, milk of choice (if desired), and enjoy hot or cold, in a 2 parts concentrate to 1 part milk ratio.

Don’t have time to prepare this syrup? Try our Vanilla Chai tea pods and brew the perfect cup every time.  Tejava tea pods can be enjoyed hot or poured over ice.