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Masala Chai



Masala Chai

Masala Chai, which translates into spiced tea, personifies the scent and taste that India wakes up to every morning.

  • 3 tablespoons loose black tea, or 6 black tea bags
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 10 green cardamom pods, cracked
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 black pepper pods
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, (thinly sliced)
  • Packed brown sugar, to taste
  1. In a small pot, bring water to a boil.

  2. Add ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and pepper. Simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until water reduces slightly.

  3. Remove pot from the heat, and add black tea. Steep for several minutes.

  4. Return pot to medium heat and add milk. Stir occasionally, making sure the mixture doesn't boil.

  5. Stirr in sugar to taste.

  6. Once the top becomes frothy, remove from heat and steep for a minute.

  7. Strain tea into a cup or mug.