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Masala Chai

Nothing matches a perfect cup of chai to beat the semi winter chill
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people
Calories 102 kcal


  • Fine Mesh Strainer


  • 2 ea Cardamom pods Crushed
  • 2 ea Clove Crushed
  • 1 inch Ginger Peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 ea Cinnamon Stick Crushed / Broken
  • 1 ea Star Anise Crushed / Broken
  • 2 tsp Loose Black Tea Good Tea, Please
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Milk Whole, the good stuff
  • 2 tsp Sugar "China White"


  • In a small pot over medium heat bring the water to a boil
  • Add the tea and spices, simmer for 2 minutes
  • Add the milk, bring to a boil, we want bubbles
  • Remove from the heat for 60 sec until the bubbles stop
  • Bring the char back to a boil, remove from heat when the bubbles form once again
  • Simmer until the color and texture desired are achived ( I go for 3 minutes)
  • Add the sugar, strain into mugs and serve.


One of my go-to mid-afternoon drinks, perfect for a cold afternoon.


Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 68mgPotassium: 208mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 202IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 164mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Drink, Spice, Tea
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