How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to Make Authentic Indian Masala Chai

Masala chai is one of India’s most beloved tea drinks. This hot, spiced beverage is incredibly easy to make and takes only a few minutes to prepare. It makes a perfect morning or late night pick-me-up that is both tasty and comforting. Follow this simple guide to making the perfect cup of authentic Indian masala chai!


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons black tea such as Assam tea
  • 1 tablespoon or more of the following Indian spices (ground or crushed):

  • Ginger powder
  • Cardamom powder
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Black pepper

  • 2-3 teaspoons sugar or sweetener of your choice
  • 1 cup Milk


  • Bring the water to a boil in a small pot.
  • Add the black tea leaves and all the desired spices.
  • Lower the heat, stir and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the sugar or sweetener and stir until dissolved.
  • Pour the tea into cups and add the milk.
  • Stir and enjoy your authentic Indian masala chai!


  • You can also use fresh ginger, cardamom and cinnamon if desired.
  • Try out different combinations of spices to find your preferred flavor.
  • You can also use non-dairy milk for a vegan version.
  • Serve the tea hot or chill it for a refreshing cold drink.


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