When Starbucks Chai Tea isn't going to cut it. This Indian Masala Chai Tea Recipe (Spiced Milk Tea) is the perfect midday pick me up. Paired alongside our Hot & Spicy Kenyan Chevdo mix, you'll have a great treat for yourself or an impressive aperitif for your guests.
Masala Tea is a milk tea with a blend of spices, while many have their own preferences, here's one of our favourites.
First you'll need:
- 2 - 3 cloves
- 1/2 a stick of cinnamon
- 4 green cardamoms
Then you'll want to crush them into a fine or coarse blend for your spice.
Next, you'll want to pour 2 cups of water into your tea kettle. Add your black tea leaves or tea powder as you see fit. We recommend adjust the strength of your tea to your palette. Should you be more comfortable using tea bags rather than loose tea, we recommend simmering your water with 3-4 black tea bags.
Once your tea and spice blend begin to boil (we're partial to making this tea on a low flame for the optimum taste) your tea should turn a darker color.
Now, you add masala chai powder and for an extra kick ginger is an optional addition at this stage.
Add 3 - 4 teaspoons of sugar. Adjust your sweet preference as you see prefer.
Pour your milk into the simmering black tea. This simmer will allow the tea to thicken a bit and reduce the milk flavour's potency. After the heat reduction you can still have nearly two cups.
Filter your Masala Chai Tea and pour into your favourite mug.
Pair this with a small bowl of our Hot & Spicy Chevdo mix for a warm boost to a cold and rainy day.
Enjoy this favourite drink during an English rainy day and on a cold winter's evening. Masala Chai Tea is believed to break up blocked sinuses while keeping the body warm