How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to Make Authentic Indian Masala Chai

Masala Chai, a sweet and spicy milky tea, is a popular traditional Indian beverage. This popular Indian beverage is the perfect way to get cozy and relax. Making authentic Indian masala chai is a simple but gratifying process.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 bags of black tea or 2 teaspoons of loose leaf black tea
  • 2 tablespoons of organic honey
  • 1/4 cup of whole organic milk


  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water, ginger, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, and cinnamon to a rapid boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the tea bags or loose leaf tea and reduce the heat to low then simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and add the honey and stirring until fully dissolved.
  • Add the milk and bring the mixture to a slow boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer the chai for 2-3 minutes.
  • Strain into two cups and serve hot.

Tips and Substitutions:

  • You can make masala chai with dairy-free milk, such as almond or coconut milk.
  • If you like your chai sweeter, add more honey or maple syrup to taste.
  • For extra flavor and spice, consider adding a pinch of ground nutmeg or allspice.

Masala chai is a delicious and comforting beverage that is sure to warm you up. By following these simple steps you can brew up this creamy and flavorful treat in the comfort of your own home.


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