Masala tea is one of the favorite drinks among Indian especially during the monsoon and cold winters. It believed that it keeps the body warm and breaks up the blocked sinus. A large population drink it around the year along with their breakfast and evening snacks. Masala Tea good for health.
You can vary the quantity of spices added. During summers, I would suggest reducing the spices as they increase the heat in the body. During winters and monsoons, the spices help in keeping the body warm.
A ‘masala chai’ is a chai tea with milk and a hint of spices – cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon mostly. … The main difference between chai and masala tea is the addition of spices. Chai is black tea and hot milk, while Masala tea will combine black tea, milk and a few spices.
Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
- Water:- ¾ cup
- Milk:- ½ cup
- Tea Powder: 1¼ tsp
- Ginger:- ¼ inch size (freshly chopped and crushed)
- Cardamom: 2 pods
- Clove: 1
- Black Pepper: 1-2 big sizes
- Cinnamon stick: ¼ inch size
- Sugar: As required
How to make Masala Tea (Chai)
- Bring water to a boil.
- Crush all of the spices together and immediately.
- Add in boiling water along with crushed ginger and tea powder.
- Mix it with water and milk in a saucepan and bring slowly to boil.
- Add tea leaves and turn up the heat when boiling.
- Add sugar swirl it around until it reaches the desired strength.
- Drain on a strainer into small glasses or tea cups.
- Serve Masala Chai hot or warm with any breakfast, snack or biscuit.
Note: Masala chai is made in so many flavors all to suit one’s liking. Some like tea to be more milky and some to be less. Also adjust the quantity of milk if needed.