cup and saucer with tea on a table with teapot and magazine
cup and saucer with tea on a table with teapot and magazine
cup and saucer with tea on a table with teapot and magazine

Masala Chai – Indian Tea

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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.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

4 cups water

2 tsp fennel seeds

5 cardamom pods (split)

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 cinnamon stick

2 black tea bags

1 cup cold milk

2-3 tbsp sugar (optional)

Directions

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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2 Reviews

CurryOnCooking

July 6, 2020

Hi Sandra,

Nothing beats a hot steaming cup of chai!

Thank you for your feedback.

Vee and Nee

Sandra Packston

July 6, 2020

We made this and had two cups each it was that good. Thank you Spice Sisters, I’ve always wanted to know how to make a proper cup of chai

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