June 23, 2020
Masala chai is flavoured tea and Indians love their tea – milky,spicy and sweet! It is warming and comforting; a hug in a mug! I remember as a five year old visiting India; sitting with my cousins outside on the veranda early in the morning nursing little glasses of warm, thick, milky tea the colour of rich caramel with the smell wafting around us. Spices used vary from household to household, in terms of tea some will only use loose leaf while others prefer tea bags but
both work well, as long as the tea is boiled for long enough to impart the taste.
1In a milk pan, add the water, tea bags, fennel, cardamom ginger and cinnamon stick
2Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes
3Add the cold milk and bring back to the boil
4Pour into a teapot strain and serve
5Stir in sugar if using
TOP TIP : Works well with most teas; decaffeinated, green and white tea
The teabags can be replaced with loose leaf tea.
For a vegan option use plant milk
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