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Masala Chai

Fragrant and flavorful masala chai (teat) at home brings comfort to the soul. In this recipe you will learn how to make my go to masala chai powder and turn that into the best masala chai. With 1 pot, a few ingredients and spice you are half way done.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 2 people/cups


  • Small sauce pot
  • Tea spoon
  • Strainer
  • Serving glasses


Masala Chai Powder -

  • 3 sticks Cinnamon large
  • 15 pcs Cloves
  • 12 pcs Cardamon crushed
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg grated
  • 3 tsp Dried ginger

Masala Chai -

  • 1 1/2 tsp Masala chai powder refer to the recipe above
  • 4-5 strands Saffron
  • 4 tsp Tea powder
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 cup Milk


  • Lemon grass
  • Fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp Sugar


  • In a small sauce pot on medium heat add the water and tea powder.
  • Add 1/2 tsp masala chai powder and brew until it reaches a vigorous boil
  • If you are adding fresh ginger and lemon grass now is theta add it or else add your saffron strands and let this mixture boil for 2-3 mins on medium to high heat.
  • Add a little milk and let it boil again.
  • Once bubbling add the remaining masala chai powder and bring to a boil
  • After its boiled add the remaining milk (depending on how strong or light you like your chai) and reduce the heat.
  • Let it simmer for 2-3 mins. And then bring to a boil.
  • Once it is bubbling again, take off the heat and stir to calm it down. Bring it back to the heat and let it bubble again, take it off again. Repeat this process 4-5 times.
  • Take it off the heat and at this stage while the chai is still hot you can add your sweetener.
  • Strain into ups and serve with Biscuits. Enjoy it hot.


  • Don’t add the sweetener until the end and its always better to add less and add more if needed later.
  • You don’t have to add the lemon grass, ginger and saffron but they add a good flavor to the chai.
  • While the chai is simmering be patient and let it slowly come to a boil.
  • Be careful when the chai is boiling and you are taking off the heat and placing it on the heat as well, the chai boiled fast hence you need to be quick. You don’t NEED to do this step but I’ve done it forever and its always made the best chai.
  • Check the substitutes part above for more information on ingredients.