How to make authentic Indian masala chai?


How to make Authentic Indian Masala Chai



    • 3 cups of water


    • 1 cup of milk


    • 2 tbsp black tea (such as Assam or Darjeeling)


    • 1 ½ – 2 teaspoons of grated fresh ginger


    • 2–3 cardamom pods, lightly crushed


    • 1–2 cloves


    • 3-4 peppercorns


    • 1 cinnamon stick


    • 2 tablespoons of sugar or honey


    • Freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional)





    1. Pour the water and milk into a medium-sized pot and bring to a boil.


    1. Once the pot boils, add the ginger, cardamom, cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon stick.


    1. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.


    1. Add the tea leaves and simmer for additional 5 minutes.


    1. Add the sugar or honey, stir and simmer for an additional 2 minutes.


    1. Remove from heat and let steep for an additional 3 minutes.


    1. Strain the chai and add freshly squeezed lemon juice, if desired.


    1. Enjoy your authentic Masala Chai!


This recipe makes 2 cups of delicious and flavorful Masala Chai. If you like a stronger flavor, you can add more of the spices or steep the chai for a few extra minutes. Feel free to adjust the spices to your own preference. Enjoy!


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