How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to Make Authentic Indian Masala Chai

Making delicious Indian masala chai is a simple process if you have the right ingredients. Experience the flavor of this classic tea beverage with these easy steps:


  • 2-3 teaspoons of black tea leaves, such as Assam or Darjeeling
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 10-15 whole cloves
  • 2-3 peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon of fennel seeds (optional)
  • 1 cup of milk


  • Add the tea leaves, water, sugar, cardamom, ginger, cloves, peppercorns, and cinnamon to a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • Turn down the heat, cover the saucepan with a lid, and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add the fennel seeds (optional) and let it boil for an additional minute.
  • Strain the tea into a cup, discarding the solids.
  • Add the milk and stir until it is well incorporated.
  • Serve your masala chai hot. Enjoy!

Making your own authentic Indian masala chai allows you to personalize it to your palate. Feel free to adjust any of the ingredients depending on your taste. You can also substitute the milk with vegan milk or a milk alternative if desired. Get creative and make the masala chai your own!


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