traditional masala chai
Recipe serves 3.
Ingredients1/2 teaspoon ground spices—any blend of cinnamon, cardamom, clove, black peppercorns, ginger, star anise, nutmeg or red chilies
2 teaspoons Assam black tea
1 pint 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.