Masala Chai (Indian Tea)

2 years ago

Masala chai (Indian Spiced Tea/Masala Tea) is a hot beverage from India. In India, masala tea is a popular beverage at any time of day. Tea is commonly consumed in the morning and evening. In Hindi, 'Masala' refers to spices, whereas "Chai" refers to tea. Masala chai with delicious spices is perfect for breakfast or tea in the evening. Masala Chai is made with water, whole spices, black tea powder, sugar, and milk. You can prepare this wonderful Indian spiced tea in just a few minutes! Chai is also regarded as elixir nectar by many Indians.


Nutritional Advantages of Masala Chai (Indian Tea)

  • Rejuvenate and Boost Energy Levels.
  • Anti-oxidizing properties
  • Boosts Immunity, since it contains array of spices into it.
  • Reduces Inflammation, Many spices such as ginger, elaichi, tulsi, and cloveare used in the making of this beverage
  • A growing body of research has shown that the strong anti-oxidizing properties of masala tea can prevent cancer. Studies on cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom all prove they can prevent cancer

Region: Pan India

Nature: Beverage/Tea

Cuisine: Indian

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 04

Main Ingredients:




4 cup


2 cup

Black Tea powder

2 tsp


to taste

Green cardamom

5–7 pods

Fennel seeds

½ tsp

Whole cloves


Star anise (optional)

1 no

Peppercorns (optional)



½ inch

Cinnamon stick

½ inch

Method: -:

  1. With the help of a modeler and pestle, crush cardamom pods, peppercorns, and ginger.

  2. Put water in a small saucepan and set it over medium heat to bring it to a boil.

  3. Add in the ginger, cinnamon, fennel seeds, star anise, peppercorns, cloves, and green cardamom.

  4. Let them boil for a while on a low flame.

  5. Add tea powder and sugar to it a let it steep at least 5 minutes.

  6. Boiling time depends on how strong tea you want. If you prefer a strong intense tea, then boil for a longer time.

  7. Now pour in the milk to tea decoction and let it steep again until fully boil.

  8. Bring to a simmer once more, for 5 min

  9. Strain into a chai glass or mug and enjoy it with some Indian snacks.


  1. While the water for tea is boiling, a handful of fresh tulsi leaves, fresh lemongrass, and spices like nutmeg, black pepper, and long pepper can be added to the mix for flavor variety depending on your mood.

  2. Ashwagandha and Mulethi (licorice root) are two Ayurvedic herbs to consider.

  3. Depending on your taste preferences and health concerns, you can choose to leave out any spices.

  4. Use black tea, such as CTC Assam tea powder or Assam tea leaves, wherever possible.

  5. Add soy milk, cashew milk, oats milk, or almond milk to make vegan chai. If you're using cashew, almond, or oat milk, heat it separately before adding it to the hot tea. You may boil soy milk with the brew for a few minutes.

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