Indian Spiced Tea - Masala Chai
Recipe for traditional Indian spiced tea
Perfect for cool winter days!
This tea is enjoyed by millions in India and is now popular around the world – a spiced, sweetened black tea mixed with milk. There are many versions of this tea and the recipe varies from family to family. The combination of spices often includes cloves, cardamom and cinnamon, and sometimes ginger, fennel and anise.
You best use a strong Assam or Nilgiri tea for this tea.
1 cinnamon stick
6 green cardamom pods, cracked
3 tblsp loose black tea
½ ltr milk
½ ltr water
honey (to taste)
Put the spices in a pot and fry briefly without oil at medium heat.
Then add the water and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes at low heat.
Now add the milk, the black tea and the honey, boil briefly, remove from the heat and leave to cover for 3-5 minutes.
Pour the tea through a fine-mesh sieve and serve hot.
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