Indian Masala Chai
with Chai masala recipe
For the Chai Masala blend
to make the masala tea
Chai masala powder
  1. In a hear pan, roast the cinnamon, cloves and cardamom gently to release more flavour.
  2. Now add the black pepper and fennel seeds and let it stay in the warmth for 5 minutes
  3. Into the spice-mill add the rose petals, ginger powder, nutmeg, and dried basil and give it a couple of pulses.
  4. Add the roasted spices to the spicemill and powder them all into a fine mixture.
  5. Store this aromatic powder in airtight jars for up to 2 months.
to make the masala tea
  1. In a saucepan, boil the two cups of water
  2. Add the tea masala, tea powder and milk
  3. Continue to gently boil the mixture till the tea imparts the gorgeous colour.
  4. Remove from heat, strain the tea into a teapot
  5. Serve warm with sweetener if desired.
Recipe Notes

Adding sugar or any sweetener to tea is totally optional. I prefer mine without so have not added any. You can add the sugar to the boiling water itself if you prefer.