Masala (chai) Tea

Masala (chai) Tea

Ready in 45 minutes

Interesting Notes

This recipe is an update of a chai recipe my mother gave me years ago. We have both spent the past 2 years improving upon the original recipe. Our whole family is becoming addicited to it!

"Wonderful, authentic chai. Delicious. Can cool or drink hot. Excellent version. Highly recommended! "

- ppete10525

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4 cups water
2 whole star anise
1/2 tablespoon ground cardamom
12 whole cloves
2 sticks cinnamon
1 large piece ginger
1 tablespoon crushed black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
8 bags black tea
4 cups milk
1/4 cup honey

Original recipe makes 8



Preparation Instructions

Combine all ingredients except milk and sweetener, and boil for 10 minutes. Strain. Add the hot milk, and mix, with your choice of honey or brown sugar.

Helpful Hints

Place the ground cardamom in a tea bag, or muslin bag, if you don't want cardamom sediment in your chai. The Spice House offers muslin bags to hold all of the spices and tea for less overall sediment in your chai.

The Spice House Ecuadorian Peppercorns are a nice addition to this recipe, but will make the chai very peppery-hot.

Substitute rice or soy milk for a vegan beverage.


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daleb4 1 year ago
Wonderful, authentic chai. Delicious. Can cool or drink hot. Excellent version. Highly recommended!
ppete10525 2 years ago
Many (most?) vegans also avoid honey. Other sweeteners can be used with some flavour variation (such as agave or maple syrup).
KaryAnca 5 years ago
Shown with raspberry-oatmeal bars. I also like my chai with biscotti. This recipe sounds more like the spicier chai I like. Pasted it from here with some editing. [I posted this recipe.]
Silverstar 5 years ago
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