Sunday, March 20, 2011

Masala Chai

Mmmmm........warm, spicy, milky, sweet, fragrant tea. Why buy it from a cafe or pre-packaged when you can make it fresh?

There are variations to the spices in different regions of India (as well, I'm sure, from one household to another), but I like to use fresh ginger, cinnamon, peppercorns, whole cloves, a dash of nutmeg, and whole cardamom, all which can be found in a well-stocked kitchen. 

After the spices boil together, add some perfumed tea, milk, and sugar and let them simmer.

Using a strainer to catch the whole spices and tea leaves, pour into a cup and enjoy!


  1. Perfumed tea? Any recommendations?

  2. Yes. I use the amazingly fragrant Ahmad Tea's Aromatic Earl Grey, which I can buy at my local Arab grocery. It's also available on Amazon. One tin lasts quite a long time.

  3. Note, this is different from the company's regular Earl Grey.

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