Kidney Friendly Masala Chai Tea

Hot beverage recipe for renal diet.  This creamy masala chai tea is kidney friendly and a perfect renal diet recipe to add to your kidney friendly menu.




  1. In a 2-qt saucepan, add spices to 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil; remove from heat; let steep for 5-20 minutes, depending on how strong a spice flavor you want.
  2. Add cream and rice milk to the water and spices Bring the cream and spice mixture just to a boil and remove from heat.
  3. Add the tea to the milk and let steep for 5 to 10 minutes to taste. (Option at this point – reheat to a simmer and remove from heat.) You can add sugar at this point, or serve without sugar and let people put the amount of sugar in they want. Traditionally, sugar is added before serving.
  4. Strain into a pot. Serve. Add sugar to taste.


Rice milk will yield the lowest amount of phos and potassium but other milk alternatives such as pecan milk, soy milk, and almond milk can be appropriate. We happened to have pecan milk on hand for making this, but generally recommend rice milk.

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