Traditional Masala Chai

Traditional Masala Chai


  • Serves 3
  • 1/2 tsp ground spices—any blend of cinnamon, cardamom, clove, black peppercorns, ginger, star anise, nutmeg or red chilies
  • 2 tsp Assam black tea
  • 1 pt milk, any kind
  • Sweetener (sugar or honey)


Combine the spices, tea, milk and your choice of sweetener in a saucepan or pot and bring the mixture to a boil.

Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, being careful not to scald the milk. Take the pot off the heat and let it stand for 4 minutes.

Strain the drink into a teapot or glasses. More sweetener can be added to taste.

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