Masala Chai Tea

A recipe from Indian Cooking by Madhur Jaffrey


  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 inch stick of cinnamon
  • 8 cardomom pods
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 6 tsp sugar (or to taste)
  • 3 tsp any unperfumed loose black tea


  1. Put 1-1/2 cups water in saucepan. Add the cinnamon, cardomom, and cloves and bring to a boil.
  2. Cover, turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the milk and sugar and bring to a simmer again.
  3. Throw in the tea leaves, cover, and turn off the heat. After 2 minutes, strain the tea into two cups and serve immediately.

Makes 2 cups

Posted on September 9, 2015 and filed under drinks.