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How to make Indian Masala Tea

Indian Masala Chai Recipe
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Total Time
8 min
Total Time
8 min
You will need
  1. 1 tsp CTC tea (such as the Assam Spring CTC)
  2. ¾ cup water
  3. ½ cup full cream milk
  4. Sugar
For the Masala
  1. 2 cardamom pods
  2. 1/4 inch ginger
  3. ½ inch cinnamon
  1. Put water to boil and just as it starts to bubble, toss in the tea leaves.
  2. Let the leaves play around for about 2 minutes.
  3. Toss in spices, if desired. Let the infusion simmer for an additional minute thereafter.
  4. Add milk and allow the chai to simmer for 2 to 5 minutes.
  5. Toss in sugar as per your liking.
  6. Simmer for about another 2 minutes. Let the chai come to a boil again, and once again after that, till it beings to look toffee-colored.
  7. Turn off the heat, strain chai into a mug and enjoy!
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  1. I love all the ingredients you have used here Saloni Samant. I just know of teas infused with ginger alone or with lemongrass by itself. This sure looks fragrant and refreshing.

    • Aravinda Anantharaman says

      Hi Sylvia, The thing about the Indian masala chai is that there’s no single recipe for it.

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