Masala Chai

    10 min

    Enjoy this warming and aromatic traditional Indian tea anytime.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 250ml water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1 whole cardamom pod
    • 1 whole clove
    • 2 black peppercorns
    • 3 teaspoons black tea leaves
    • 125ml warm milk

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan, and bring to the boil. Add the cardamom pod, clove, peppercorns and tea leaves. Remove from heat, and let the mixture steep for 2 to 3 minutes. Strain into a cup, and fill cup the rest of the way with milk. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

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    So good and much better than the instant stuff. Once you invest in the spices, also much less expensive than Oregon Chai. Even better with ginger and more cardamon!  -  15 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I wored with a young lady from India who advised me to add a little ginger and kick up the cardomom a notch (smile). This recipe was excellent. I also had to substitute heavy cream for the milk (as the kid used it all on chocolate milk).  -  19 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This tea is very bland and not like in Indian restaurants. I can`t feel no one spice, it seems like I`am drinking simple tea with milk. 2-3 minutes are not enough to make all spices give their flavor.  -  17 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)