152 – Indian Spiced Chai / Tea Masala Recipe
- 4 tbsp green cardamom (powder)
- 2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp anise powder
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 1/2 tsp pepper (ground)
- ¼ tsp cloves powder
- 2 tablespoons of chai masala
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups milk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon loose black tea
Making the Chai Masala:
1- Mix all the Chai Masala spices together and store them in a canister.
Making the Spiced Tea:
1- Pour 1 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of the chai masala in a saucepan.Place it on the stove, and let the water mixture cook until it starts boiling.
2- when the water is boiling, add 2 cups of milk and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Continue cooking until the milk start boiling. Turn off the heat.
3- Add 1 tablespoon of loose black tea leaves to the milk/water mixtures and let it brew for 3 minutes. It you let it sit too long, the Chai will get too strong.
4- Strain the tea twice (important!) to get rid of all the spices and tea residues. Serve immediately!