What is Masala Tea?
Masala tea is a classic Indian beverage made of a mixture of traditional spices, tea leaves, and milk. It is often made using the unique and aromatic spices of India, such as cardamom, clove, cinnamon, and ginger. This aromatic, slightly spicy drink is made with steeped black tea leaves and flavored with a mixture of spices.
- 3-4 whole cardamoms
- 2-3 cloves
- 1 small cinnamon stick – or ¼ teaspoon crushed cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger or small piece of fresh ginger root
- Milk – 1 cup or 2 cups depending on preference
- Sugar – as per taste (optional)
- Assam Tea or Darjeeling Tea Leaves – 1 teaspoon
- In a small pan, add 2-3 teaspoons of water, the cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and ginger. Heat the pan on medium heat until the aroma of the spices comes out, which takes just several minutes.
- Add the milk and let it all come to a boil. Keep stirring the mixture occasionally.
- Once the milk is hot, reduce the heat and add the tea leaves and stir well.
- Add the sugar and stir gently until the sugar dissolves.
- Increase the heat, and when the mixture boils, turn off the heat and let the tea stand for about 4 minutes.
- After the tea has steeped and cooled, strain it in a cup or a tea pot, and serve warm.
Enjoy Your Masala Tea!
Masala tea is a great way to enjoy Indian tea with a twist! Not only is it flavorful and full of spices, it’s also easy and simple to make at home. So, put on some Indian tea music and get ready to enjoy a cup of flavorful and aromatic masala tea!