How to Make Authentic Indian Masala Chai
- 2 cups of water
- 2–3 tablespoons of loose black tea or 2–3 tea bags
- 1–2 tablespoons of Indian Masala Chai spice blend
- 2–3 teaspoons of sugar or honey, to taste
- 1/4 cup of whole milk, or more to taste (optional)
- Bring the water to a rolling boil in a pot.
- Add the tea and the Indian Masala Chai spice blend, and place the lid on the pot to keep it hot.
- Simmer the tea and spices for 5–7 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Strain the tea into a pitcher or cup.
- Add the sugar or honey to taste, stirring well.
- Add the milk, if desired. (Note: adding the milk at the beginning can reduce the potency of the tea.)
- Stir well and serve immediately.
- Start with 2 tablespoons of Indian Masala Chai, then increase the amount if desired.
- If you are using whole milk, heat it up first before adding it to the tea.
- You can also add other spices or herbs to customize the flavor of your masala chai. Some popular additions include cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
- For a stronger cup of tea, add more tea or steep for a longer period of time.