How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to Make Authentic Indian Masala Chai


  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of black tea leaves
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of the masala mixture:
    • 2 parts ginger powder
    • 2 parts ground green cardamom
    • 1 part ground cloves
    • 1 part ground cinnamon
    • 1 part ground nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar,or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of milk


  • Bring the water to boil in a large pot on the medium-high heat.
  • Once the water has started boiling, add the black tea leaves to the pot, mix them in and let the tea steep for no more than 1 minute.
  • Add the pre-mixed masala mixture to the tea and stir it in.
  • Bring the chai to a boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer gently for 5 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and milk, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Strain the tea into mug or cups and serve.


Indian Masala Chai is a hot and flavorful beverage that has been enjoyed in India for hundreds of years. Sweet, spicy and absolutely delicious, this aromatic tea is a perfect companion for sweet treats or savory snacks. With its simple ingredients, it is easy to make at home with this easy-to-follow recipe. Enjoy!


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