Chai Mocha – Indulgent Spiced Tea with Chocolate Syrup

chai mocha recipe

Having one of those days when you need more than just a cup of regular tea? Then this is the perfect recipe for you! Mocha is gently spiced, indulgent, creamy tea treat for those lazy and gloomy days. You'll need some spices, , sugar, cocoa powder and some whipping cream and only ten minutes to make it.

chai mocha

What is chai mocha?

Chai mocha is a spiced and chocolate syrup. Just like a regular tea mocha, chai mocha tastes super indulgent too. The usual mocha drinks are made with steamed milk, but this recipe is following the classic chai making procedure – simmering all ingredients in water and milk. Why should you bother with the longer process and simmer the ingredients rather than simply brewing a cup of and adding steamed milk? The answer is quite simple. Simmering will release much more flavour than brewing. If you want to learn more, check this article here.



Proper black tea leaves are a base of any classic chai, spiced or not. The most common tea used for making chai is Assam tea, however, some other types may work well too. Your tea doesn't need to be of the highest quality. In fact, cheaper types such as are even better. However, it's absolutely essential it is fresh and not stale, and has lots of flavour.


Depending on your preferences, you can use more or less spices. For a lightly spiced tea, use the amount of spices specified in the recipe. If you want a more aromatic drink, you can double the amount of spices, but do it only with one of them – not all.


Use whole milk rather than skimmed or semi-skimmed milk. A good chai should have a good texture and it shouldn't be watery. You can also replace most of the water with milk.

spiced tea with milk

Chocolate syrup and sweeteners

You can use either a homemade chocolate syrup or a pre-made chocolate syrup. Either will be fine. Chocolate syrups are usually quite sweet, so don't add too much sugar into tea. ½ teaspoon will be enough to balance out any bitterness from black tea leaves.

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Find the recipe for chocolate syrup here.

chai mocha without cream

Whipping cream

Whipping cream will add that final delicious touch to chai mocha. Mocha drinks are usually served with whipped cream although this is optional. In this recipe, whipping cream is only lightly whipped, so it has a consistency of a thicker liquid cream, stays on the top and is easily mixed into a drink. Add ½ teaspoon of black sugar if the cream is unsweetened.

homemade spiced chai with chocolate syrup

Homemade Chai Mocha

Delicious spiced chai with chocolate syrup
Prep Time4 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Black Tea, Chai, Chocolate
Servings: 1


  • saucepan
  • Pestle and mortar
  • Serving glass
  • strainer


  • 1 ½ teaspoon of Assam black tea
  • ½ teaspoon of light brown sugar
  • 160 ml of whole milk
  • 160 ml of water
  • 1 cardamom
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cm Ceylon cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 teaspoons of chocolate syrup
  • 50 ml whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon of light brown sugar for shipping cream if unsweetened


  • Add spices into a pestle and mortar and crush them.
  • Add spices into a small saucepan, turn the heat to high and dry roast them until fragrant.
  • Add water and bring it to a boil.
  • Reduce to medium heat and add tea leaves. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add milk and sugar and bring it to a boil again, then reduce and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour the tea into a serving glass.
  • Add chocolate syrup.
  • Whip the whipping cream until creamy but not stiff (soft peaks).
  • Top up chai mocha with whipped cream.  

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