How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to make authentic Indian masala chai?

How to Make Authentic Indian Masala Chai


  • 2-3 cups water
  • 6-8 green cardamom pods
  • 1 inch piece of cinnamon
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 2-3 teaspoons loose-leaf black tea
  • 2-3 cups of milk


  1. Heat the water in a pot on medium heat. Once the water is boiling, add all of the spices (cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, ginger) and stir.
  2. Add the sugar to the pot and stir until it has dissolved.
  3. Add the tea leaves and stir again. Let the mixture boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Now add the milk and let the mixture boil for another 5 minutes.
  5. Strain the chai and serve hot in individual cups.


Authentic Indian Masala Chai is a delicious, spicy beverage that can be enjoyed hot or cold. This spiced tea drink is a favorite in India and is the perfect way to start your day! Follow these simple steps to make a delicious cup at home.


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