Indian masala chai

    13 min

    Cosy up to a mug of the classic masala chai. Use loose-leaf black tea, such as Darjeeling, and full-fat milk for best results.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 200ml water
    • 2 tablespoons good quality black tea (or 4 tea bags)
    • 5 teaspoons caster sugar or honey
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 3-4 cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper
    • 200ml full-fat milk

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Ready in:13min 

    1. In a saucepan, combine 200ml water, tea, sugar and spices. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
    2. Pour in milk and bring back to the boil. Remove from the heat, strain and pour into cups. Serve immediately.

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