How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to Make Authentic Indian Masala Chai

Masala Chai is a special type of Indian tea, made with a combination of warming Indian spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, plus black tea and milk. The spices give it a slightly sweet, spicy flavor and a deep, comforting aroma that’s sure to satisfy. Here’s how you make it:


  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of loose black tea, such as Ceylon tea or Darjeeling tea
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar (or honey)
  • 1 cup of milk


  1. Add the water, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, ginger, cloves, and black tea to a saucepan over medium to high heat.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the sugar (or honey) and milk and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Strain the tea through a sieve and remove the spices.
  5. Serve the tea hot or chilled over ice.

Enjoy your Masala Chai! Masala chai is a wonderfully aromatic cup of tea that’s perfect for any time of day. Give this recipe a try and feel free to adjust the spices to your taste. Have fun experimenting!


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