CHAI TEA (Masala Chai)

This makes 4 cups of chai (tea)

3 cups water
4 teaspoons dried tea leaves (4 bags)
2 cups whole mild
1 teaspoon Masala Chai Powder (recipe below)
3 teaspoons granulated sugar

Heat the milk in the microwave for a minute. Bring the water to a boil, along with the sugar. Add the tea leaves and masala powder. Remove from heat and steep for 1 ½ minutes. Pour out the milk equally into 4 cups. Place the strainer on one cup (if using teas bags remove them now) and pour about 1/3 cup of the tea concoction into the strainer. Remove the strainer and mix well. Repeat for remaining cups.


2 sticks cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger powder
3 to 4 cloves
4 to 5 cardomons
½ teaspoon saunf (fennel)
1 peppercorn

Powder all the above ingredients and mix. Store in airtight container. Will keep well for years.


2 cups whole mild ?