Chai Scones

Chai Scones

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 8



  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 4 Tbsp Honey
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter Extra Cold
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 Tsp Cardamom
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg


  • 1 Bag Chai
  • 1/4 Cup Water Warm
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar Sifted
  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Tsp Ginger
  • 1/8 Tsp Cardamom
  • 1/8 Tsp Nutmeg



  • Whisk the buttermilk and honey together. Set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Grate the butter over the dry ingredients. It’s important to try and keep the butter as cold as possible. Move the bowl to the freezer for 5 minutes. Then mix together with your hands.
  • Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix together with your fingers. 
  • Knead the dough over a lightly floured surface. Press into a circle that is roughly 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 pieces.
  • Place the scones on top of a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Lightly brush the scones with buttermilk. Bake the scones for 20-25 minutes or until golden browned. 


  • Boil water and pour into a glass. Add the tea bag and allow to steep. Roughly 4-5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl sift the spices and powdered sugar. Slowly add 3 tablespoons of the tea to the powdered sugar mixture. Whisk together the mixture. If it looks too thin add more powdered sugar.
  • Allow the scones to cool. Then pour the glaze over the scones however you like and enjoy!

Lately, I’ve been trying to bake new things as a way to challenge myself in 2019. I stumbled across a recipe by A Cozy Kitchen for an Earl Grey Scones. I’ve been a huge fan of her blog for a long time and have made a few dishes over the years. When I saw her scones recipe I decided to add my own twist and make chai flavored scones instead. I figured since I had chai already in the house why not try something different?

Before I tried adding my own twist to the recipe I first made the scones exactly as the original recipe called for. However, I decided to forego the Earl Grey glaze for matcha. I’ve been a huge fan of matcha for years and am always looking for new ways to incorporate it in my life. To do make the matcha glaze just swap the Earl Grey tea for matcha and add just a touch of dry matcha to the powdered sugar.



  1. January 9, 2019 / 6:28 pm

    These are BEAUTIFUL! Your photography is seriously on point! I love experimenting with recipes too – if you have a moment you should go check out my biscotti recipe I posted a few weeks back! Loving your blog btw – keep up the good work!

    • indigofox
      January 9, 2019 / 7:05 pm

      Thank you so much! I’ll definitely check out your recipe. I haven’t made biscotti in years. Definitely would love to give it another go.

  2. January 9, 2019 / 7:53 pm

    These look and sound amazing!They definitely are on my cant wait to make list now. 😋

    • indigofox
      January 9, 2019 / 8:00 pm

      I’d love to hear what you think of them once you try them!

      • January 10, 2019 / 3:32 am

        I will let you know! 🙂

  3. January 10, 2019 / 7:23 pm

    You had me at cardamom! That’s one of my favorite spices and I LOVE chai!

    • indigofox
      January 10, 2019 / 7:57 pm

      I’m glad! I just started using it in things and absolutely love it!

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