Masala Chai

5 minutes
Masala Chai
Whole Spices

The signature tea of India, masala chai is a combination of spicy and sweet flavours. Most Indian families innovate and develop their own variation of chai, but a few essential ingredients and steps remain the same. The following recipe is inspired by those unique methods.

Ingredients : 

  • 1 Garni Green Cardamom pod
  • 1-2 pieces of Garni Clove
  • 1 star anise (optional)
  • 5-8 fennel seeds
  • 1/3 stick of Garni Cinnamon Sticks
  • ¾ cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon chai masala/1 teabag
  • ¼ cup of evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 

Instructions : 

  1. Place spices (except for cinnamon sticks) in a cheesecloth or a teaball and bundle tightly together with kitchen twine. 
  2. In a large pot, add water, teabag, spice bag and cinnamon sticks and bring to a gentle boil. When it boils simmer under a slow fire for about 20 minutes. 
  3. Remove spice bag, teabags and cinnamon sticks. 
  4. Mix in milk and sugar. Bring back to a boil. 
  5. Sieve into a teapot before serving 

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