Chai Tea Bread

Chai Tea Bread

I love chai tea and thought I would try incorporating it into a bread recipe. This is a bread machine recipe. I ran it on the Dough cycle and then braided and baked the bread in the oven.
  • Preparation:
  • Cooking:
  • Total:
  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Heat milk in the microwave for 1 minute. Steep 1 tea bag in the warm milk for 7 to 10 minutes. Whisk contents of the remaining tea bags into flour.
  2. Step 2

    Pour milk into a bread machine, discarding tea bag. Add egg yolk, butter, flour, sugar, yeast, and salt, in that order. Run Dough cycle.
  3. Step 3

    Remove dough from the machine after the cycle is done, about 90 minutes. Place on a floured surface and punch down gently. Divide dough into 3 equal parts and braid together. Tuck ends under.
  4. Step 4

    Place the braided loaf on a greased baking pan and cover loosely with a towel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  5. Step 5

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  6. Step 6

    Whisk egg white with water to make egg wash. Brush egg wash over the loaf. Sprinkle decorator sugar on top.
  7. Step 7

    Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.