Masala tea
Masala tea

Masala tea or masala chai, the true way to have all the spices all together in nothing more than a cup. There are many versions of this tea.  Tea being a common drink in India be it the breezy evenings or early mornings.  One cup of tea accompanied along always helps us ! masala tea is nothing but a rainbow of spices, with every sip you can taste a different flavour. It’s like a kaliodoscope of flavours and spices.

Preparation Time: 6 mins
Cooking Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 14 mins
Makes: 3 cups.

What you need to make Masala Chai

  • 1/4 tsp chai masala
  • 1 tbsp tea powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • lemongrass stalks, each cut into 25 mm. (2”) pieces
  • 1/4 tsp crushed ginger (adrak)
  • 1 cups milk

 How to Make Masala Chai

  • Get a non stick pan and add 2 cups of water to it. You can always personalise the water amount according to personal preferences, keeping the flame medium.
  • Now add tea powder, you can increase or decrease the amount of tea powder according to how strong or Light depends upon your tea preferences.
    keep the flame to medium.
  • Also add lemongrass, ginger and chai masala in the pan keeping it on a medium flame, again increasing or decreasing the amount of every spice according to your personal preference of flavour for each of them.
  • Now, increase your flame and let the tea boil. Boil till the mixture comes to the brim and then bring the flame back to medium. This helps in the flavours to Mix properly.
  • Now add the milk on medium flame and keep it on medium until and unless it starts boiling.
  • When the mixture boils till the brim reduce the flame so that the mixture does not overflow and you can still keep boiling it on a low heat for 4-5 minutes more.
  • You can turn off the heat and immediately, grab a strainer and strain your tea into cups or a kettle.
  • Strain the tea and remove the tea powder
  • Serve the tea while it’s hot with Snacks or biscuits.

The best way for anyone to taste all the spice at once! The best part about masala tea is that it takes barely few minutes to make and you are all ready with your evening headache cure. There are a lot of variations for making a masala tea as there are a lot of spices to choose from and hence, a lot of combinations. Be it green cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, fennel, pepper corn, star anise or nutmeg  , each and every of these spices come together to make the great Indian masala chai. Savour the Masala Tea hot and fresh, and avoid reheating it, because that makes tea slightly bitter.

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